The Golden State Warriors took a hit this week, as the team announced Thursday (Dec. 18) that center Andrew Bogut is out indefinitely with an injured right knee.
According to ESPN.com, the 30-year-old big man had platelet-rich plasma therapy on his knee after consulting with the team’s medical staff recently… and is out of the line-up with no timeline given on his return.
The Warriors originally said Bogut had tendinitis before listing it as knee chondromalacia and bone edema, which causes bone marrow to swell and absorb fluid and can be extremely painful. He received the therapy in an effort to speed up his recovery, but it’s unclear when he can return.
Bogut is averaging 7.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game, helping the Warriors to an NBA-best 21-3 start this season. With him out of the line-up, Golden State will miss his defense and presence around the rim.