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Bogut to have elbow surgery after season's finish

Posted on: March 9, 2011 3:43 pm
Andrew Bogut plans arthroscopic surgery on elbow at season's end. 
Posted by Matt Moore

Andrew Bogut missed the Bucks' playoff run last season and the beginning of this season after a fairly terrible elbow injury. But he hasn't been the same, as his points per game are down five points and his shooting perentage is down 4 percentage points. He's been open about not being anywhere near 100% healthy, and eventually that has to be his priority. 

As a result, Bogut told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that he's planning on elbow surgery after the season is finished to clean up the scar tissue in that elbow. It's just arthroscopic surgery, but it'll still mean an impact on his offseason training. 
"I want to have it straight away just to get a head start on the rehab and get back in the gym," Bogut said. "I want to shoot the basketball a lot this summer. The more time I can get out on the floor working on my shot, the better."

There's no telling on how long it will take Bogut to get back to full strength, but it's yet another in a very long line of injury issues that seem to keep Bogut from being the franchise center he's shown so many flashes of being. 

The Bucks are two and a half games back of the 8th playoff spot in the East. 

Since: Nov 11, 2006
Posted on: March 9, 2011 7:44 pm

Bogut to have elbow surgery after season's finish

Even though he is not achieving up to his undoubted potential due to injury, his defensive work and attitude shows that Bogut has 'game' and is the type of player any team would want on their roster. I hope the Bucks recognize this and do all they can to build around him. 

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: March 9, 2011 7:20 pm

Bogut to have elbow surgery after season's finish

That Amare cheap shot last season derailed this franchise.  He was on the verge of becoming a perennial all-star in the East.

Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: March 9, 2011 5:37 pm

Bogut to have elbow surgery after season's finish

Its a real shame. If Bogut didnt have so many injury problems, by the end of his career he could have been known as one of the best Milwaukee Bucks player in franchise history. He is still young enough bouce back and have a decent career, but definately not where I expected him to be at this point

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