Kendrick Perkins Injury: Oklahoma City Center Will Start Wednesday

Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins will start during Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals, Thunder coach Scott Brooks said before the team's Wednesday night matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers.

"He has no limitations," Brooks told the media earlier this evening.

In the third quarter of the Thunder's blowout victory over the Lakers on Monday night, Perkins re-aggravated a right hip injury he originally suffered in his team's series-clinching win over the Dallas Mavericks in the opening round of the 2012 NBA playoffs.

Clearly Perkins will not be playing at 100 percent tonight, but we all know he's one of the toughest players in the NBA. This type of injury is something unlikely to sideline him unless it becomes more severe

His mere presence is a huge help to the Thunder down low against the Lakers frontcourt of Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol.

Perkins is averaging 3.8 points and 5.2 rebounds this post-season.

For more on the Lakers, head over to Silver Screen And Roll and SB Nation Los Angeles. For more on the Thunder, head over to Welcome To Loud City.

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