Bucks Think Andrew Bogut Will Be Ready to Start Season

by September 01, 2010
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Milwaukee believes it’ll have its big fella back, and healthy in time for opening night. The Journal Sentinel reports: “Bogut suffered a gruesome, season-ending injury when he hit the Bradley Center floor after dunking the ball against Phoenix on April 3, and the 7-foot center suffered broken bones in his right wrist, a fractured right hand and index finger and dislocated right elbow. Now the focus switches to the upcoming season and Bogut’s ability to make a full recovery. He has been working diligently on his rehabilitation routine in his hometown of Melbourne, Australia, and is expected to return to Milwaukee on Tuesday as players begin arriving for informal workouts in anticipation of the 2010-’11 season. It’s unclear when Bogut will be ready to resume his place in the Bucks’ lineup, but team officials remain optimistic about his recovery. ‘Our hope and anticipation is that Andrew will be ready to go when the season begins,’ Bucks general manager John Hammond said. ‘The great thing about going through this process with Andrew is he’s proven to us as an organization and to our fans that his effort, energy and toughness will never be questioned.'”