Andrew Bogut has remained healthy all season long for the Golden State Warriors — until now.
According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Bogut will miss 7-10 days with a “soft tissue contusion in the groin area.” Another report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports says he may be out 4-7 days, but it will depend on how he responds to treatment.
Reports indicate the Warriors will sign Hilton Armstrong to another 10-day contract to give them some more frontcourt depth. Armstrong, who is currently playing for the Warriors’ D-League affiliate in Santa Cruz, has already been up with the Warriors for two 10-day contracts this season. He has seen limited action in eight games.
The Warriors have to be concerned about Bogut, who got hurt in Friday’s game against the Grizzlies when Marc Gasol kneed him in the pelvic area on a drive to the basket in the first quarter. Bogut doubled over in pain and did not return to the game.
Bogut, who is averaging 7.6 points and 10.1 rebounds per game for the Warriors this season, is arguably the Warriors’ most important defensive player. Him being healthy has paid huge dividends for his team, which ranks among the top-5 in defensive efficiency in the league. Bogut has only missed nine games this season after playing in just 32 games in 2012-2013.
However, Bogut has a good sense of humor about it, tweeting:
These things happen. No ill feeling to Gasol just a move I need to work on in the summer Glad the berries are intact. Ill be alright…..
— Andrew Bogut (@andrewbogut) March 29, 2014
Warriors fans will be holding their collective breaths that Bogut’s “berries” will be all right come playoff time.