Russell Westbrook off crutches, declares return

Russell Westbrook let the world know in entertaining fashion he is one step closer to returning from injury.

Well, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook must be feeling a lot better.

The All-Star guard, who missed all but two playoff games after injuring his knee, posted a video to his Vine account Saturday in which he tried to break a crutch, then threw it in a pool.

Westbrook, who is expected to be ready for the beginning of next season after tearing his meniscus, has been on crutches since mid-April. No word for sure, but the video certainly suggests Westbrook is now off crutches and beginning the next phase of his rehab.