Andrew Bogut to Miss Even More Time

by November 14, 2012

Initially, Andrew Bogut was supposed to be out for 7-10 days, but according to Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson, the big fella will be out longer. Per the Contra Costa Times: “Warriors coach Mark Jackson said after Tuesday’s practice that center Andrew Bogut will not join the team on the three-game road tip this weekend. Mark Jackson: ‘We’re going to stay true to the rehab and try to get him as strong as possible. When he’s ready, he’ll play. But he won’t be on the trip.’ That means Bogut will be out longer than initially announced. On Thursday, Jackson revealed that Bogut was being shut down for 7 to 10 days so he could focus on rehab and strengthening his surgically repaired left ankle. But since Jackson ruled him out for the road trip, Bogut will miss at least 12 days and six games. The plan was to re-evaluate Bogut at the end of that 7 to 10 days and make a plan from that point. Wednesday is the seventh day, so Bogut was never expected to play. But the initial timetable, which had suggested there was a chance Bogut could play on the coming road trip, perhaps Sunday at Oklahoma City or Monday at Dallas. But even after the Warriors get back from the trip, don’t expect Bogut to hope right back in. Team sources said all parties involved are resolved to hold Bogut out of action until he’s 100 percent. The last thing they want is for him to return to action then have to sit out again. It seems unlikely he’ll be back before December and it is fathomable he could be out through the remainder of 2012 since the goal is for him to get to 100 percent.”