November 05, 2012; Sacramento, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) between plays against the Sacramento Kings during the fourth quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Golden State Warriors 94-92. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Report: MRI on Bogut Reveals Disc Protrusion


Andrew Bogut has been hurt for most of the season, and the trend is continuing.

An MRI done on Bogut revealed that he had a disc protrusion, which caused his back spasms. He missed Friday’s game against San Antonio and is out indefinitely.

According to the Laser Spine Institute, a disc protrusion is “a common form of spinal disc deterioration that can cause back and neck pain” that involves a bulging disc.

Bogut did not travel with the team to Minnesota, where the Warriors will take on the Timberwolves on Sunday to kick off a five-game road trip. He could rejoin the team at some point during the road trip, but the Warriors want to be extra cautious given Bogut’s history of injuries.

Bogut has played in just 12 games this season, and recently came back from an aggravating ankle problem. He is averaging 7.1 points and 4.6 rebounds in under 23 minutes per game.

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