Andrew Bogut May Miss Preseason Games With Ankle Injury

MILWAUKEE WI - JANUARY 07: Andrew Bogut #6 of the Milwaukee Bucks shoots against the Miami Heat at the Bradley Center on January 7 2011 in Milwaukee Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and or using this photograph User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Andrew Bogut could miss a few preseason games as he recovers from an ankle injury.

Andrew Bogut could miss some time in the preseason while recovering and improving the strength in his ankle that cost him the end of the 2011-2012 season. Bogut has dealt with various injuries the last few seasons and is hoping to play the entire season with the Golden State Warriors without having to miss significant time.

According to a report from CSN Bay Area, the seven-foot center is taking a cautious approach to his return. Bogut insists his rehabilitation is on track and he hopes to play in the regular-season opener.

"That's my goal," Bogut said when asked if he thought he'd be fully back by the Phoenix game. "I definitely want to be ready for training camp, and I think it will be close. But I think I'll definitely be ready for the first game. So the immediate goal with all of this is to be ready for the first game, whether that means only playing in only half the preseason games or whatever or just being smart.

There is no reason for Bogut, 27, to rush back to the court now with months remaining before the start of the season. He is expected to be a key member of the Golden State Warriors front court next year and they are going to need him healthy in a tough Western Conference.

For more on Bogut and the Warriors, be sure to check out Golden State of Mind and SB Nation Bay Area. Check out SB Nation's NBA Hub for updates throughout the offseason.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.