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Andrew Bogut out ‘indefinitely’ with fractured ankle

Jan 26, 2012, 7:23 PM EDT

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Andrew Bogut hasn’t had very good luck throughout his NBA career when it comes to injuries, a fact that was once again made all too clear again following an MRI on Thursday. The Milwaukee Bucks announced their center has a fractured ankle that will force the Australian big man to be out “indefinitely.”

Bogut didn’t sound optimistic when talking to the Journal Sentinel about the injury on Wednesday night, but he did opine that he didn’t believe he broke a bone.

“It wasn’t good,” Bogut said. “I knew when I came down I was in some trouble. Keeping optimistic, everything’s fine with the X-ray, but that’s to be expected. I know I didn’t break a bone, but tomorrow’s the day of reckoning where I go under the MRI machine and find out my fate.”

Fractures are typically worse than a clean break, according to those in the know, but either way this is another bad break — in the non-physical way — for the Bucks center. Milwaukee general manager John Hammond released the following statement, courtesy of the team’s Twitter account.

“Andrew returned to Milwaukee this morning to be evaluated by Bucks orthopaedic physician, and to undergo a MRI exam on his left ankle,” Hammond said. “The results of the MRI identified a left ankle fracture which will keep Bogut out indefinitely.”

It’s difficult to see the Bucks winning too much while Bogut is out as they’re already 0-4 in the four games he’s missed this season — due to a family emergency that caused him to return to Australia — and their back-up big men (Jon Brockman, Jon Leuer and Larry Sanders) haven’t exactly shown they’re cut out for full-time duty.

Hopefully Bogut’s able to make a full recovery sooner rather than later, for his sake as well as his team’s, as he attempts to rid himself of the bad luck he’s been forced to deal with several times already in his basketball career.

  1. trbowman - Jan 26, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    Alternate headline – Milwaukee Bucks out indefinitely

  2. dailygsports - Jan 26, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Fear the deer no more … what a setback for the bucks. Bogut is sick

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  3. ditka96 - Jan 26, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    I like Bogut as a player but he is made of glass

  4. brewcitybummer - Jan 27, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    I guess the silver lining is that this is a good season to tank with the short schedule and deep draft. Senator Kohl has refused to blow up the team in the past, but now its pretty much there.

  5. 00maltliquor - Jan 27, 2012 at 12:42 AM

    Sad. Very sad, he was begining to come into his own last season before injuries then. Trade him while he has a smidgeon of value now MIL, next years draft class got some good bigs!

  6. tdstevie - Jan 27, 2012 at 12:50 AM

    Wait…there’s a pro team in MIL-Town???

  7. mute617 - Jan 27, 2012 at 5:05 AM

    I GUESS you could call the Bucks a pro team

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