Westbrook still likely to continue on minutes restriction.
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has had an MRI scan reveal that he suffered no serious damage to his knee on Friday.
The 25-year-old was forced to leave the game against the Toronto Raptors after a collision with Kyle Lowry, and while he insisted after the game that he felt no pain, he will be relieved that further tests have confirmed he will not face a spell on the sidelines.
Westbrook has struggled with his knee and had his most recent surgery back in December, but the three-time All-Star will not require any additional treatment to what he already receives for his latest knock.
Nevertheless, he has been playing on a minutes restriction basis and will likely continue to be rested on back-to-backs in order to preserve his health ahead of the post-season.
The explosive point guard has played in 37 games this season and is expected to miss one of the next two games as they will be played on consecutive days.
The Thunder host the Denver Nuggets on Monday and will travel to the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday as they continue to attempt to chase down the San Antonio Spurs at the top of the Western Conference.
However, Westbrook will still be a concern for coach Scott Brooks as he will be fully aware of the importance of having his point guard healthy for the playoffs after missing out last year.
Kevin Durant continues to lead the way in his absence, but with the pace and intensity changing in the post-season, the Thunder will need their key players fit and raring to go if they are to harbour realistic hopes of winning an NBA championship.