The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports
After sitting out the Milwaukee Bucks’ first three exhibition games with soreness and swelling in his surgically repaired right hand, center Andrew Bogut is dealing with his physical situation.
“I might not be 100% the whole year,” said Bogut.
“I’m just trying to be a little careful before the real season starts,” he said. “I’d like to start practicing probably this week, but I think it’ll probably be another . . . they said it would be about seven to 10 days from when it first happened.
“The elbow, finger, everything . . . I won’t be 100%, so I’ll have to play through the pain through the season. Even once it gets better, I’m still going to be 90% for the year or 85%.
“I don’t have my mobility and flexibility like I should, but I just have to adjust to it.”
Unpleasant news to be sure.
Andrew Bogut is the engine that makes Milwaukee go. The interior force that anchors Milwaukee’s talented defense + their top rebounder + a stable offensive player who provides the team with much needed diversity to their offensive options (far too reliant on the three ball and Salmons go-to scoring last season). Milwaukee need Andrew Bogut to be a dominant force.
As Bogut goes, Milwaukee goes.
Anyway, until we know for sure what this means for Bogut’s performance level, it’s hard to say how damaging this will be for Milwaukee … but it’s most definitely a worrying statement from Bogut.