So much for Andrew Bogut nearing return. After speculation that Bogut would return to practice this week, the Golden State Warriors' center faced endless questions about why he was still sidelined. Finally, the team and Bogut broke to the fact that his surgery was more serious than originally reported.
Bogut had micro-fracture surgery in April, a more serious surgery than one to clean up loose particle as was reported by the team. Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle first reported that Bogut's indefinite leave as classified by the team was as a result of the more serious surgery earlier in the year. Bogut did not suffer a setback, he had simply been asked not to talk about the true extent of his injury.
Now, the team and Bogut have revealed that he is not close to return. Bogut was asked about why he was now telling people about his micro-fracture surgery.
"We don't want to fool anybody, anymore," Bogut said. "We don't want to keep creating a little bit of excitement of, 'Hey, Andrew might be playing Saturday. It might be Monday. He's back.'"The team's revelation was surprising in and of itself, but Bogut's statements may have been more surprising. He seemed to feel guilty because of the deceit. It seemed clear that he revealed more than the team may have wanted him to when answering questions, but ultimately the truth came out. Now the team must go on, and their fans must accept that Bogut won't be on the court anytime soon.