Russell Westbrook, a point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder, will return to play Wednesday night against basketball’s Philadelphia 76ers.
Westbrook confirmed he will return at the morning shootaround.
His face was inadvertently kneed in the side of the head Friday night, and it was still noticeably swollen at the shootaround.
He will wear a clear protective mask to shield the injury.
Known for his flashy fashion taste, Westbrook will have to wear the standard mask allowed by the league.