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Andrew Bogut Injury: Updates on Warriors Center's Shoulder and Return
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Updates from Monday, Feb. 24

Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle reports Andrew Bogut's status for tonight's game:

Updates from Tuesday, Feb. 11

According to Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle, Andrew Bogut will be out against the Heat on Wednesday:

Smith went on to report on what the next step will likely be for Bogut:

Original Text:

Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut is set to miss his third game in a row while dealing with a shoulder injury.

The Philadelphia 76ers, set to take on the Warriors on Monday night, announced the news on Twitter:

Interestingly enough, Warriors head coach Mark Jackson told reporters that Bogut's injury wasn't suffered during practice or in a game, offering another potential cause, via Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle:

Bogut was quick to shoot down that notion according to Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group:

Without Bogut in the lineup, Golden State split its last two games, beating Chicago and then losing to Phoenix. In particular, his defensive presence was sorely missed against the Suns, which scored 122 points in victory.

Bogut has been excellent this season for the Warriors on the glass and as a defender, averaging 10.7 rebounds and 1.9 blocked shots while pitching in 8.2 points per game. 

As for how the team will get by without him, here's what the head coach had to say after the Warriors beat the Bulls on Feb. 7, as noted by Simmons:

You have to have guys who are going to fight and who are not going to surrender, and we've got those types of guys. It says a lot about them, every time our backs are against the wall or we're in a position that we need a win, we come out and fight.

With Bogut out of the lineup, the pressure falls on Ognjen Kuzmic to have a big impact for his team on the glass and as a defender in the lane. 

After the team's matchup against the 76ers on Monday night, the Miami Heat will come into town two days later before the team hits the road to take on the Sacramento Kings

 

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