Updates from Saturday, April 26
Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle has the latest on Bogut's status:
Mark Jackson said Andrew Bogut (rib) hasn't been able to do anything since the Warriors have been back in Oakland. Still out "indefinitely."— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) April 26, 2014
Updates from Wednesday, April 16
Coach Mark Jackson is not very optimistic about Andrew Bogut's ability to play in the postseason according to Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle:
Mark Jackson on Andrew Bogut: "We're going with the mindset that he'll be out" for the playoffs. Still indefinite officially.— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) April 17, 2014
Updates from Monday, April 14
Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle has the latest on Andrew Bogut's status:
@WarriorsHuddle Hearing Bogut initially got hurt Thur. and got hit again Sunday. I believe he's getting an MRI today. Then, GSW will update.— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) April 14, 2014
Later in the evening, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports provided a troubling update on Bogut's ribs:
Warriors center Andrew Bogut (ribs) out final two regular-season games and TBD for playoffs, a source said. Bogut is wearing a sling.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) April 15, 2014
The Warriors Twitter account confirmed that his ribs are fractured:
Official: @andrewbogut has been diagnosed w/ a rib fracture and will be sidelined indefinitely.— Golden St. Warriors (@warriors) April 15, 2014
Simmons provided more context on how the injury occurred and why he might be out for awhile:
Bogut said he initially injured his rib Thursday and took another shot Sunday that put it over the top.— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) April 15, 2014
Bogut said he's been advised that the rib is too close to the right lung -- risking a puncture -- to play through the pain.— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) April 15, 2014
After the Warriors 130-120 win over the Timberwolves, coach Mark Jackson briefly spoke about the injury via Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News:
Mark Jackson all but confirmed that Bogut's out for the playoffs. "It's real, it's unfortunate," Jackson said. "He gave us what he had."— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) April 15, 2014
Comcast SportsNet NW reported the news on Twitter during the Warriors' matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers:
Shortly after the injury took place, Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle provided more information:
I don't see Andrew Bogut on the Warriors' bench. He was trying to stretch something out on the baseline for quite a bit of the 2nd half.— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) April 14, 2014
Andrew Bogut (hit in the ribs) will not return, according to the Warriors.— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) April 14, 2014
After the game Simmons gave an update:
Warriors haven't released X-ray results on Andrew Bogut's ribs X-ray. "That’ll play itself out. Obviously, he’s huge for us," MJackson said.— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) April 14, 2014
The loss of Bogut against Portland comes just days after he made his return to the lineup from a groin and pelvis injury that kept him out for four games.
Before Bogut left the court, he proved that his play in the paint is crucial for Golden State, as he collected nine rebounds and dished out four assists. Bogut's inside presence offers a necessary balance for the Warriors with the outside shooting abilities of Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry.
On the season, Bogut has averaged 7.3 points , 10.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. Jimmy Spencer of Fox Sports shares just how important the status of the Australian is for the Warriors:
The season isn't riding on this game. It's riding on those x-rays of Andrew Bogut's ribs.— Jimmy Spencer (@JimmySpencerNBA) April 14, 2014
Bogut's initial return also came just days before David Lee rejoined the lineup after an injury of his own. Now, with the 29-year-old once again showing the effects of an injury, the Warriors enter the NBA playoffs hobbled and with plenty of question marks.
The extent of Bogut's injury has not been reported, but updates will be announced as new information becomes available.
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