Warriors C Andrew Bogut out indefinitely

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 29, 2012 at 10:12 pm •  Published: November 29, 2012
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"Obviously, I was an integral part of the trade but it shouldn't be about me right now," Bogut said. "It's a frustrating injury for me mentally. No doctors, surgeon, our trainers, anybody, can say, 'This is your day.' It's just not realistic, and I can't even circle a day on my calendar right now. I'm just stuck in the realm of, I do what I can and when it's ready, it's ready."

He recently spent time rehabbing in Los Angeles under the supervision of Dr. Richard Ferkel, who performed his surgery. Earlier this month, the Warriors said they expected Bogut would be sidelined a week to 10 days. Last week they hoped he would be ready to return to practice Monday, but that didn't happen.

This is just the latest injury drama to plague Bogut during his career. He missed the end of the 2009-10 season when he dislocated his right elbow, sprained his right wrist and broke his right hand in a hard fall to the floor. The injury bothered him for much of last season.

Bogut, averaging 12.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots for his career, also missed significant time with an injured lower back in the 2008-09 season.

And for anybody questioning how seriously Bogut is taking his own recovery, he points out he isn't even walking his two Husky dogs in an effort to keep any extra pressure off his ankle, and "it's killing me."

"I get home at 4 o'clock and I'm icing three or four times before I go to bed," he said. "I'll keep working at it every day. Once it's right, it's right. It's not a little injury I'm bouncing back from. Another thing is guys who have bounced back from this injury aren't 265-270 pounds and 7-feet tall. That doesn't work in my favor right now. That's a lot of load to put on an ankle."