There is some very bad news for the Golden State Warriors, and it comes at the worst possible time as they prepare for the start of the 2014 NBA Playoffs. On Monday night, the team confirmed that starting center Andrew Bogut is out indefinitely due to a fractured rib.
Official: @andrewbogut has been diagnosed w/ a rib fracture and will be sidelined indefinitely.
— Golden St. Warriors (@warriors) April 15, 2014
Bogut sat out Monday night’s game and will miss the regular season finale, as they hope to get him back in time for a playoff run. Unfortunately for the team, and doesn’t sound good and if things don’t make a drastic turnaround they could be without Bogut for a lengthy period of time.
Bogut said he can’t sneeze, cough or take deep breaths. The fractured rib is close to his lung, running risk of a puncture if his rib breaks
— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) April 15, 2014
We have seen athletes in different sports play through the injury, but with the location of Bogut’s fracture it complicates the issue.
Not only would the center be short on breath running up and down the court, but when he is banging around in the post he would risk some serious damage. Oh, and there is that whole reaching above your head thing to pull in rebounds that would not only be extremely painful but expose the injured area to unwanted contact.
This will be something to watch as we get set for the NBA Playoffs, but hopefully Bogut will be able to have a speedy recovery and get back on the court.