Thursday, August 21, 2008

Positive News Regarding Bogut's Ankle Injury

Andrew Bogut wasn't much of a factor in the Australian National Team's loss to the Redeem Team on Wednesday, scoring just four points in the contest. While Australia lost the contest, it appeared as if the Bucks may have lost Andrew Bogut, who sprained his ankle during the game.
This would be more than a crushing blow to the Bucks, who are basically building their future around him, especially after they signed him to a large multi-year extension.

It appears however, that the situation might not be as bad as we thought. Bogut underwent an MRI test on the ankle today. Via the JS Online Bucks Blog:

"The initial tests show no tear or break of anything," said David Bauman, Bogut's agent, when reached by phone today. "It looks like it's a bad sprain, and he will probably need a couple weeks of rest, recuperation and rehab.

"As of now, we're not worried that its' something very serious. It's just a very bad ankle sprain." Bucks general manager John Hammond said he was keeping closely informed on the situation regarding Bogut.

"From what we know at this point, our understanding is the injury is not as significant as first thought," Hammond said today. "That is a relief."

You're damn right it's a relief. I wouldn't expect this injury to linger through October and the start of the NBA season. Perhaps he'll sit out some exhibition contests as a precaution, however.


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