Just over three weeks ago, Eric Maynor reportedly tore his ACL in his right knee, rendering him ineffective for the rest of the 2011-12 NBA season. Now the Oklahoma City point guard is set to get a second opinion before officially calling this season finished.
The 24-year-old has been a valuable contributor off the bench for the Thunder, helping to spell Russell Westbrook for 15 minutes each game. The Thunder have since turned to Reggie Jackson who has knee concerns of his own. As for Maynor, the Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry has the scoop.
Maynor accompanied the team on a road trip for the first time since sustaining the injury. He attended the Thunder's shoot-around session Monday morning before cheering on his teammates against Boston from the bench. Maynor appeared to be in good spirits before the game, and he is expected to rejoin the team on the tail end of this three-game trip, either in Washington, D.C. or New Jersey. The second opinion, meanwhile, is said to be standard operating procedure. After the consultation, Maynor is expected to decide where he wants to have the surgery done and by which doctor.
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