When a really good player (or even a not-so-good player) is injured, the season is close to ending, and the team isn’t making the playoffs, it makes no sense for that player to rush back and try to get some games in. It’s smarter to stay out and continue to heal.

And that’s what Andrew Bogut is doing. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports:

Despite the favorable medical reports received by center Andrew Bogut last week, coach Scott Skiles said that there just weren’t enough games left to try and work Bogut back into rotation to play in a game or two before the end of the season. Bogut has been out since Feb. 3 with an incomplete stress fracture in his lower back.

With 32 wins and 46 losses the Bucks are currently tied with New Jersey for 11th in the Eastern conference. They’re five games behind the 8th place Detroit Pistons.