Monday , Oct , 30 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Bucks’ Bogut set to play in opener

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut is
expected to play in the season opener on Wednesday against Detroit, returning
from a leg injury much sooner than anticipated.

Bogut was hurt in practice on October 7 and tests revealed a lower left leg
sprain. He was originally expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks,
which would have forced him to miss at least the first two weeks of the
regular season.

However, Bucks general manager Larry Harris said Monday that the 21-year-old
Australian has been cleared to resume basketball activities and will likely be
on the floor against the Pistons.

The No. 1 overall pick of the 2005 NBA Draft had a solid rookie season, as he
started 77 of the 82 games he played and averaged 9.4 points with a team-best
7.0 rebounds.