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Russell Westbrook has surgery on his dent

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook underwent surgery on a fracture in his right cheek Saturday. The MVP contender is expected to miss at least one game.

Westbrook was hurt in the final 5 seconds of the Thunder’s 115-112 loss to Portland on Friday. Westbrook scored 40 points to attribute to his third straight tipple-double when teammate Andre Roberson’s knee smashed into Westbrook’s face (see video below).  The incident resulted in a notable imprint on the right side of his face.

The Thunder are already without last years league MVP Kevin Durant, who had a screw replaces in his repaired right foot last week, along with center Steven Adams who has sat out with a hand injury.

Westbrook has become the hottest player in the league. In the last month, he averaged 31.2 points, 10.2 assists and 9.1 43 rebounds leading the Thunder to a 9-3 record.

Image via USA TODAY Sports/Craig Mitchelldyer

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