Well this wasn’t a good start to my day. I woke to check my phone and saw the following message from a mate: “Bogut to miss 4 weeks… surely the Bogometer will take a battering”.
Bogut to miss 4 weeks? You’ve gotta be kidding me. Just when he was starting to hit his straps? Cruel luck.
I guess the good news here is that he hasn’t reinjured his back, it’s a completely new injury. A “leg muscle strain and contusion” that he suffered during the New Jersey game, according to ESPN. The expected recovery time is 2-4 weeks, and the consolation for Bucks fans is that Michael Redd will probably make a return in the next 1-2 weeks. Yesterday Bogut had this to say:
It’s very disappointing. I don’t want to be hurt. It wasn’t like I stepped wrong, or I did it running. I got hit. I had shooting pain all the way down my leg. I knew it was bad… I was hurting after the game, I could barely walk to my car and could barely walk after the game. I thought maybe I’d wake up and feel better, but I woke up and felt worse.”
And this morning he updated his Twitter:
So down about the Injury. Can only control getting it stronger and better day by day. Hopefully be back on the court asap.
As I said, just cruel luck, considering Bogut has been playing at an elite level the last couple of weeks, and that the Bucks have been one of the East’s standout teams. Considering the Bogometer had been soaring to unforeseen heights (was 80%+ for 5 out of the last 6 games). I wonder, what will Brandon Jennings do now? Average 40 for a week? Looking at the Bucks-Bobcats box score, barely 7 minutes into the game, he already has 9 points on 4-4 shooting, with 2 assists and a rebound. Maybe Milwaukee will be OK after all? Update: He has 17 after the first quarter. He has missed only one shot. This kid is ridiculous.
We wish Andrew all the best in a speedy recovery and hope he can get back to terrorizing opposition centers ASAP.
The Bogometer awaits.