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Bogut out 8-12 weeks with ankle injury

Posted on: January 27, 2012 4:25 pm
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Bogut will miss most of the rest of the season with an ankle injury. (Getty Images)
Posted by Royce Young

Andrew Bogut can't catch a break. Bad choice of words. But you know what I mean.

The Bucks announced Friday that Bogut suffered a left ankle fracture that will sideline him for 8-12 weeks. Which is essentially the rest of Milwaukee's season. If he were to return on the optimistic side of that, he's be back in late March.

Bogut was injured in Wednesday night’s win at Houston (January 25) when his left foot landed awkwardly on a Rockets player’s foot after attempting to block a shot in the first period.  In 12 games this season, Bogut averaged 11.3 points, a team-high 8.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.0 steal and a team-high 2.0 blocked shots in 30.0 minutes per contest.

Basically, the Bucks are in big trouble without their big man. Last season, Bogut had to try and overcome a horrific elbow injury that happened late in 2010. As a result, the Bucks weren't anywhere as good as they should've been.

And with the bottom of the East up for grabs, Bogut could've really helped Milwaukee get in position to make a strong playoff run. But now without him, they are going to be on the fringes.

Rookie Jon Leuer will get a lot of time as well as Drew Gooden, but there's no way you can replace a player as skilled defensively and offensively as Bogut. He was just now kind of recovering completely from the elbow thing and now his ankle gets broken. Bogut has been pretty unlucky these past few seasons and by extension, so have the Bucks.
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Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2012 1:37 pm
 

Bogut out 8-12 weeks with ankle injury

This guy is made of glass and the Bucks need to trade him ASAP.  Garbage laser hook shot, won't pass out of the post, terrible free throw shooter, and a man made of glass.  Why is it when we talk about busts, we don't mention Andrew Bogut?  Zero All Star games as a number 1 pick.  TRADE THIS GARBAGE



Since: Mar 6, 2011
Posted on: January 28, 2012 1:33 pm
 

Bogut out 8-12 weeks with ankle injury

agree, get rid of him. The guy is beyond injury prone. I know this season is injury central, but with Bogut its just constant. Lose him....be free of the nightmare of always dreaming he is going to finish a season. Bogut single handedly might have sunk Skiles coaching career.


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Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2012 9:56 pm
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Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2012 8:28 pm
 

Bogut out 8-12 weeks with ankle injury

He could be a starter on many teams averaging a double double and over 2 blocks a game. So i dunno what your smoking. Anyway, hes a starter for the bucks for sure, long as he can stay healthy.



Since: Feb 4, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2012 5:42 pm
 

Bogut out 8-12 weeks with ankle injury

when this guy heals its time for the bucks to do whatever they can to part ways with him.  andrew bogut has shown hes incapable of being a full time nba starter.   while he may have some value on a good team as a complimentary part theres just no way you can build your franchise around someone who appears to be made out of glass.

packers coach mike mcarthy often talks about " availability " and how important it is to him in grading a player.  bogut while as talented or more talented than all but a couple of big men in the league doesnt pass the availability test.  his best role in this league would be playing 20 minutes a game as a skilled compliment to a dwight howard or whomever. 



Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2012 5:36 pm
 

Bogut out 8-12 weeks with ankle injury

i told ya Buck fans, u dont get carried off the court for a sprained ankle, 12 weeks = the season...


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