Russell Westbrook’s detractors harp on the fact that he’s not a true point guard. Many said that back-up PG Eric Maynor was more of a natural floor general. Well, Maynor’s out for the season so it’s going to be Westbrook and more Westbrook.
Thunder guard Eric Maynor will miss the remainder of the season with a torn right ACL, the team announced Sunday.
Maynor injured his knee on a drive to the basket with 7:47 remaining in the fourth quarter Saturday night at Houston. He collapsed to the court and remained there for approximately two minutes before teammates had to carry him off the court.
“After further tests and evaluation this morning, it was revealed that Eric Maynor tore his right Anterier Cruciate Ligament in the fourth quarter of last night’s game in Houston,” Thunder general manager Sam Presti said in a team-issued release. “The injury will require surgery and Eric will miss the remainder of the 2011-12 season.