A Russell Westbrook injury at the 2012 London Olympics could have Team USA and the Oklahoma City Thunder pretty worried. During the second half of a game against Argentina in the Olympic semifinals, Westbrook appeared to injure his ankle. He immediately went to the locker room, certainly raising worries that it could be a serious injury.
According to the Oklahoman, Westbrook's injury is listed as a mild ankle sprain, making him uncertain for the gold medal game against Spain on Sunday (August 13). That's bad news for the team, especially because of the spark that he has provided off the bench, but it shouldn't hold back a team that also features Chris Paul and Deron Williams at point guard.
This really seems like an injury that Westbrook should recover from quite well if he takes some time off from basketball. Though his competitive nature will make Westbrook want to play in the gold medal game, he might also need to just take it easy. He has done a lot for the United States men's basketball team and they aren't going to forget it, even if he doesn't play much in the gold medal game.
If Westbrook gets the green light to play, you can bet that he is going to be on the court with the same energy he showed in the 2012 NBA Playoffs. Do you think that Russell Westbrook's injury is something he should just rest? Should the front office of the Oklahoma City Thunder be worried about him injuring that ankle even worse?