Marcus Thompson of the Contra Consta Times is reporting that Golden State Warriors‘ center Andrew Bogut had microfracture surgery on his left ankle in April, per team sources.
The report claimed that although it was the same surgery that Greg Oden had, it was not nearly the same procedure.
An excerpt from Thompson’s post:
Bogut…went in to get his left ankle cleaned out of scar tissue and bone fragments. When Dr. Richard Ferkel was inside, he noticed a “minor” cartilage issue and he addressed it with a form of microfracture surgery. The major part of the surgery, the source said, was cleaning out the debris.
The important thing, another source said, is the microfracture surgery part of the procedure was accounted for when Ferkel gave the Warriors his timetable for Bogut’s return.
Bogut, who was dealt to the Warriors in March of last season, has played in just four games in the 2012-2013 campaign with limited minutes before shutting himself down for “seven to ten days.”
That quickly turned into a lengthier period of time, and now Bogut is out “indefinitely.” He is back with the team this week, but has yet to participate in a full practice.
Meanwhile, that Monta Ellis kid is looking real good up in Milwaukee…