Bogut undergoes surgery

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MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Bucks centre Andrew Bogut underwent successful surgery Monday on his broken right hand to repair damage from his fall during the second quarter of Saturday's 107-98 win over Phoenix.

Bogut is expected to be out up to six weeks, meaning he'll likely miss the rest of the season, including playoffs. The surgery was performed at the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin by Dr. Michael Gordon and Dr. Curt Crimmins.

The Bucks are on the cusp of clinching a playoff berth for the first time since the 2005-06 season.

Bogut suffered the injuries upon falling awkwardly to the floor following a dunk. Suns centre Amare Stoudemire collided with the Aussie while Bogut was hanging from the rim, sending him to a collision with the hardwood. Bogut appeared to initially extend his right arm to brace the fall, then fell with the full force of his 7-foot, 260-pound frame while his arm bent unnaturally under him.

The fifth-year pro is the Bucks' leading rebounder at 10.2 per game, and he's also averaged a career-high 15.9 points in 69 contests this season. He had 12 points and four rebounds in over 12 minutes of action before being injured Saturday.


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