Thursday , Nov , 24 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Bucks’ Bogut won’t miss time after nose surgery

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut underwent
surgery Thursday to repair a broken nose, but the No. 1 overall pick in the
2005 NBA Draft will not be sidelined due to the injury.

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Bogut suffered the injury during
the third quarter of Wednesday’s 108-97 win over Philadelphia when he took an
inadvertent elbow from Sixers guard Allen Iverson.

Bogut, though, returned to the game in the fourth quarter wearing a protective
facemask. He finished with nine points and nine rebounds in the game.

On Thursday, the Australian-born Bogut had the nose reset by Dr. Thomas
Kinney and will have to wear a custom-made mask for a minimum of six weeks,
but is not expected to miss any time while the injury heals.

Bogut has averaged 7.7 points and 8.2 boards in 10 games this season.