Published August 12, 2012
Russell Westbrook suffered a mild ankle sprain in Team USA's win over Argentina in the semifinals Friday, but it won't keep him out of Sunday morning's gold medal game against Spain, according to multiple reports. Westbrook warmed up on court a bit more than an hour before Team USA was scheduled to take the court with first place on the line.
Westbrook's ankle sprain was thankfully Team USA's first injury of the Olympic tournament. Other teams have in the past seen big-name players go down in international play, but the Americans have remained fortunate.
Westbrook has been playing as a reserve two-guard for coach Mike Krzyzewski, teaming up with Nets point guard Deron Williams on the second unit. In some spot, Westbrook has played small forward with Williams and Chris Paul in the backcourt. Westbrook's Thunder teammates Kevin Durant and James Harden are also on the team.
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