Bogut: ‘I Might Not Be 100 Percent The Whole Year’

by October 11, 2010

Brandon Jennings can’t be happy with the news, as reported by the Journal Sentinel: “After sitting out the Milwaukee Bucks’ first three exhibition games with soreness and swelling in his surgically repaired right hand, center Andrew Bogut is dealing with his physical situation. ‘I might not be 100% the whole year,’ said Bogut. Bogut, a third-team all-NBA selection last season, suffered injuries to his right hand, wrist and elbow in a gruesome fall on April 3. He sat out the three exhibition contests after getting hit on the hand in practice on Oct. 1. With the start of the regular season a little over two weeks away, a general sense of urgency is starting to build as far as getting the entire team healthy. But Bogut is the biggest concern, since so much revolves around him. The Bucks will have three more days of practice before playing three exhibition games in four nights beginning Thursday in Washington, and Bogut remains unsure when he will practice, as he waits for the swelling to go down. ‘I’m just trying to be a little careful before the real season starts,’ he said. ‘I’d like to start practicing probably this week, but I think it’ll probably be another . . . they said it would be about seven to 10 days from when it first happened. The elbow, finger, everything… I won’t be 100%, so I’ll have to play through the pain through the season. Even once it gets better, I’m still going to be 90% for the year or 85%. I don’t have my mobility and flexibility like I should, but I just have to adjust to it.'”