Following a knee injury sustained during Game Five of the NBA Finals, Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut will be sitting out the remainder of the series, the team announced Wednesday.
According to a statement sent by the Warriors this morning, Bogut "underwent an MRI yesterday in the Bay Area" after he was injured at the 10:30 mark of the third quarter at Monday's game. ESPN reports that the damage occurred when "Bogut contested a shot in the lane by Cleveland guard J.R. Smith, who ran into Bogut's fully extended knee."
Bogut "was walking very gingerly as he left the arena Monday night,' ESPN reports, and the results of the MRI confirmed the injury, as it "revealed the impact resulted in bone bruises to the proximal tibia and distal femur," the Warriors say.
Though Bogut traveled with the team to Cleveland for Thursday's Game Six, he won't be on the court: "Due to the remaining length of the NBA Finals and expected recovery time, a minimum of 6-8 weeks, he will miss the remainder of the series," the Warriors say.
In a bit of good news, however, "the injury will not require surgery and he is expected to make a full recovery."
Game Six commences at 6 p.m. PT Thursday, and will be broadcast on ABC. If necessary, Game Seven will be played in Oakland on Sunday at 5 p.m.