Andrew Bogut Injury: Updates on Warriors Center's Ribs and Return

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Andrew Bogut Injury: Updates on Warriors Center's Ribs and Return
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Updates from Saturday, April 26

Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle has the latest on Bogut's status: 

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:

Updates from Monday, April 14

Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle has the latest on Andrew Bogut's status:

Later in the evening, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports provided a troubling update on Bogut's ribs:

The Warriors Twitter account confirmed that his ribs are fractured: 

 Simmons provided more context on how the injury occurred and why he might be out for awhile: 

After the Warriors 130-120 win over the Timberwolves, coach Mark Jackson briefly spoke about the injury via Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News:

Original Text

It's been a rough stretch for big men on the Golden State Warriors roster and that stretch continued on Sunday evening, as Andrew Bogut suffered an apparent rib injury.

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:

After the game Simmons gave an update:

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:

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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