Bucks excited to have a healthy Bogut for 2011-12 seasonWisconsin Sports
-- The Milwaukee Bucks are excited about having a healthy Andrew Bogut for the first time in more than a full season.
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Bucks are excited about having a healthy Andrew Bogut for the first time in more than a full season.
The 7-1 center from Australia suffered a broken hand, dislocated elbow, and sprained wrist when he took a hard fall to the floor in April of 2010 in a home game against Phoenix. It kept Bogut out of the playoffs that season -- and Bucks' coach Scott Skiles said he played hurt all the time last season. After that, Bogut had sports surgeon James Andrews clean up his elbow. And then Bogut used the five-month NBA owners' lockout to get his muscles back into playing shape.
Bogut called the lockout a "blessing in disguise" for his recovery. And Skiles says he looks great and has a nice bounce to his step. The Bucks will host Minnesota in their second-and-last exhibition game tomorrow night. They'll open their regular season next Monday night.