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spreadeagle
11-03-2012, 10:30 PM
Andrew Bogut is being limited to just 20 minutes per game until at least December.

Bogut's surgically repaired ankle has been more problematic than both he and the Golden State Warriors were anticipating.

"I'm being pushed and pulled from all angles," Bogut said on Friday. "My agent, the doctors and trainers here, they want me playing (at full health) in February and March and April because if I try to do something stupid now, I could have a setback. I understand both sides of it.

"But I'm a rhythm player, so I find it hard to play in four or five minute bursts because I'm not used to doing that. I've got to figure it out. I don't have time to mope. I have to figure it out, how to affect the game as much as I can in the four or five minute bursts that I'm out there for the next month."

Bogut is lobbying for more playing time.

"The doctor is pretty stubborn and adamant, and rightfully so," Bogut said of Richard Ferkel, who performed the procedure. "He's done millions of these things before. Just yesterday, I spoke to him and tried to get my minutes extended to 24 minutes for the next couple games and he wasn't having any of it. I understand their point of view, but obviously it's frustrating. I've got to stay the course and stay positive.

"Outside looking in, it's better for me long-term, but personally it's mentally tough and mentally draining to be set to an amount of minutes, but that's the task I have to deal with right now."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/warriors/2012/11/03/andrew-bogut-injury-stephen-curry-ankle-golden-state/1678771/

asandhu23
11-03-2012, 10:45 PM
Well, he wants to play and the doctor wants to take the safe route.


The title makes it seem like Bogut is frustrated with the team which is not the case.

spreadeagle
11-03-2012, 10:48 PM
Well, he wants to play and the doctor wants to take the safe route.


The title makes it seem like Bogut is frustrated with the team which is not the case.

I never mentioned Warriors in title dude...I said he was frustrated with playing time, which he is

asandhu23
11-03-2012, 10:52 PM
I never mentioned Warriors in title dude...I said he was frustrated with playing time, which he is

insinuation.

spreadeagle
11-03-2012, 10:53 PM
insinuation.

Dont think so dude but whatever lol

Thegame187
11-03-2012, 11:08 PM
Something here reminds me of Yao....

asandhu23
11-03-2012, 11:12 PM
Something here reminds me of Yao....

except most of Bogut's injuries were freak injuries.

Guppyfighter
11-03-2012, 11:19 PM
Yeah, the Yao comparisons to anybody are dumb because Yao's situation is unique.

PraiseJesus
11-04-2012, 03:09 AM
um ok.

Hawkeye15
11-04-2012, 03:35 AM
except most of Bogut's injuries were freak injuries.

So? He has a medical staff trying to make sure in the long run he stays healthy.

thrice4
11-04-2012, 03:37 AM
I still hate the bucks trading him for Ellis. I can't wait for him to be back at full strength. He's fun to watch and he's a good teammate.

Bulls_fan90
11-04-2012, 07:11 AM
Something here reminds me of Yao....

Bogut is Chinese too.

asandhu23
11-04-2012, 07:25 AM
So? He has a medical staff trying to make sure in the long run he stays healthy.

Bogut's injuries were freak injuries. Yao's injuries were because he is too damned tall.

Blitzbolt
11-04-2012, 01:56 PM
I saw him the other and I think him playing is hurting the team just play when your are at 100%.

Hawkeye15
11-04-2012, 01:59 PM
Bogut's injuries were freak injuries. Yao's injuries were because he is too damned tall.

I am not arguing that. I am simply saying, it doesn't matter if Bogut's injuries stemmed from getting hit by a car leaving the arena, and then a runaway grocery cart at the store, the staff is simply making sure his body is not going to suffer another injury while coming back from his previous injuries because of over compensation of other body parts most likely.

He just needs to stay patient. He will get stronger, the medical staff will give him more rope, and he will get more minutes a few weeks down the line.