Wizards' Westbrook sidelined for at least a week

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Washington Wizards point guard Russell Westbrook is expected to miss at least the next week with a left quadriceps injury, the team announced Monday.

Westbrook will be reevaluated at the end of the week. It is the latest blow in an already disappointing 2-8 start for the Wizards, who entered the season with high hopes after trading John Wall for Westbrook.

The injury was caused by repeated contact to his quadriceps area, according to the team.

“He got hit pretty bad in his quad in training camp,” coach Scott Brooks said before the Wizards started Raul Neto at point guard against the Phoenix Suns on Monday. “… It bothered him. He pushed through it with the treatments and padding, but he’d never make an excuse, not even to me. I know he knows he can play better. It was starting to get better, and then he hit it again, set him back a little bit. And then the last time, it was in Philadelphia [on Wednesday], he hit it again.”

The Wizards also just lost starting center Thomas Bryant for the season due to a partially torn ACL in his left knee. Bryant

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