Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond released today the following statement on the injury (incomplete stress fracture – lower back) to center Andrew Bogut (7-0, 260).
“Earlier this week, Andrew underwent further testing on his back in Australia. We’re extremely happy to report that the results of the scan showed Andrew’s injury to be healed and his doctors have cleared him to begin his off-season workouts.”
“This day couldn’t come soon enough for me,” said Bogut. “I’m looking forward to a productive summer in the gym and being in top form for training camp and the 2009-2010 season.”
In 36 games this season, Bogut, 24, averaged 11.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 blocked shot in 31.2 minutes per game. At the time of his injury, Bogut was one of 11 players in the league averaging double-figures in both points and rebounds, and one of 13 players in the NBA that was averaging a double-double for the season.