The news comes as a bit of a surprise considering the somewhat optimistic tone head coach Mike D’Antoni seemed to have on Tuesday.

D’Antoni described Westbrook as “day-to-day,” which many translated as an upgrade in his status. Prior to Game 3, for example, D’Antoni said that Westbrook was “not close” to a return, whereas the update provided prior to Game 4 was that the former MVP was “getting closer” to returning.

Apparently, over the past few days, he’s continued to make positive strides.

According to USA TODAY Sports Media Group’s Ben DuBose, writing for RocketsWire, D’Antoni offered a “we’ll see” when asked whether Westbrook could suit up for Game 5.