Russell Westbrook ruled out for a month

Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder jumps over Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers while attempting to score in the fourth quarter on May 15, 2014
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Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is ruled out for a month after breaking a bone in his hand in his side's defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has been ruled out for a month after breaking a bone in his right hand.

The injury occurred in the second quarter of his side's defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers when he was clipped by the elbow of teammate Kendrick Perkins while going up for a rebound.

The Thunder are now without two key players following an injury to reigning league MVP Kevin Durant, who is not expected to return until later this month.

General manager Sam Presti told ESPN: "The circumstances that we're being presented with right now are temporary. It's our job to eliminate the dramatics and harness our mentality and make sure that we're productively using the time.

"When those guys do come back and we start to get our full complement of players, we have built a collective mentality and momentum that's only going to be accelerated when we get our group together."

The Thunder are now 0-2 in their season following their defeat to the Clippers.

Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder jumps over Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers while attempting to score in the fourth quarter on May 15, 2014
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