Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut has finally revealed to members of the media that he in fact had a more intricate form of offseason ankle surgery than he led many to believe.
On Wednesday the seven footer told reporters that he underwent microfracture surgery on the ankle instead of just the minor procedure to clean out loose particles and bone spurs in the ankle which is what Bogut and the team had been telling everyone since the surgery first took place last April.
When asked about the entire situation Bogut had the following to say to the San Francisco Chronicle, “We don’t want to fool anybody, anymore. We don’t want to keep creating a little bit of excitement of, ‘Hey, Andrew might be playing Saturday. It might be Monday. He’s back.’ It’s enough. It takes a toll on me personally and on the organization. … It got to the point that we spoke this morning and I said, ‘Let’s make it an indefinite leave until I’m ready.’ There’s no point in throwing numbers out there. We’ve got five months left, six if we make the playoffs. I don’t think it’s going to be another six months. That would be a massive setback. I’m not going to say a month, two months or three months, but I definitely think I’ll be back to play again this season.”
Bogut has played in four games for the Warriors this season and has been limited to just 18.3 minutes per game during that time while putting up six points, 3.8 rebounds, one block and two assists per contest.