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Andrew Bogut injury: Warriors center makes his return in Toronto

Warriors center Andrew Bogut had been shut down as he continued to recover from ankle surgery, but made his return to the court for a win in a Toronto.

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Bogut back, Curry hurt, Warriors win

The Golden State Warriors won a back-and-forth affair with the Toronto Raptors, pulling away from a scrappy Aaron Gray-led team late fourth quarter to win 114-102.

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Bogut out indefinitely.

This is the press conference they didn't want to have.

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Details of Andrew Bogut's microfracture surgery

Marcus Thompson, under intense pressure from jerks like us who incessantly peppered his twitter account, has new details on Andrew Bogut's microfracture surgery.

Bogut, on the other hand, 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.

Thanks a lot, MTII, for revealing my omniscience. Moving on:

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.

Even though Golden State failed to mention the microfracture part — probably because the words "microfracture surgery" comes with a stigma they didn’t want out there — and even though the Warriors initially said Bogut would be out for three months, nothing has changed from what Ferkel said.

He was given the OK to test out his ankle after 6 months (which put him back to practice on Oct. 27). He was to be limited when he came back, hence the minutes limit and the prohibition of back-to-back sets. The rest would be determined by how his ankle responded and how he felt.

Thompson goes on to say that the Warriors, and Bogut, were optimistic that Dr. Ferkel's recovery estimate was overly conservative. And... it wasn't. The more realistic timetables had Bogut being back by December, maybe even January, but Andrew and the team decided he was well enough to test it entering the season.

My own takeaway from this: Yes, it looks like Andrew Bogut and the Warriors jumped the gun. Best case scenario is that decision was rash and unwise. Worse case scenario is that they risked setting back Bogut's recovery well into midseason and beyond.

We don't yet know if that will be the result, though; and according to Thompson's sources, even if he returned in January 2013, that was inside the scope of Ferkel's estimates even before Bogut pushed himself onto the floor. So, time to reset our own expectations, and do our best to exercise patience. In the meantime, if you want to ask the rhetorical question of "why why why wasn't there a strong-willed person on staff that just put his foot down and said NO" ... you go right ahead and do that.

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In a shocker, Andrew Bogut will not play Saturday

If this surprises you, I'm thoroughly impressed by your optimism.

Otherwise, this is probably confirmation for what you assumed.

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Andrew Bogut did not practice today

It's hard for any news about Golden State Warriors center - good or bad - to be considered "surprising" at this point, but it is noteworthy that he didn't practice today despite targeting Saturday for a return to the court.

As we described earlier, Bogut said in an interview with KNBR's Ray Woodson on Saturday that he hoped to be back out there in, "...another week or two...and not have any more hiccups for the rest of the season, but at the same time, if I'm not ready in a week or two, we're going to have to re-evaluate again."

Everything about this been so uncertain that it's hard to know what to expect anymore.

For more on the ongoing Bogut injury saga, check out our storystream.

another week or two and I can be back out there and not have any more hiccups for the rest of the season, but at the same time, if I'm not ready in a week or two, we're going to have to re-evaluate again.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/warriors/article/Warriors-center-works-to-return-to-court-4064262.php#ixzz2DMYBh7ft

another week or two and I can be back out there and not have any more hiccups for the rest of the season, but at the same time, if I'm not ready in a week or two, we're going to have to re-evaluate again.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/warriors/article/Warriors-center-works-to-return-to-court-4064262.php#ixzz2DMYBh7ft

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Bogut targeting Saturday return

Bogut hasn't played in a game since Nov. 7.

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Links: Bogut reveals he had microfracture surgery

After a week with two quality wins against Brooklyn and Minnesota, the Golden State Warriors move to 8-6. Meanwhile, Andrew Bogut reveals that he had microfracture surgery on this ankle but is still hoping to return in a couple of weeks.

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Andrew Bogut to remain out longer than 7-10 days

Andrew Bogut will miss more than the initially projected 7-10 days for the Golden State Warriors, which is disappointing if not entirely unanticipated.

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Warriors' Bogut out for 7-10 days - 'Net reactions

Immediate reactions on Twitter about Andrew Bogut missing a week to rest his ankle.

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