Posted Feb 24 2012 7:04PM
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Bucks say center Andrew Bogut won't need surgery on his injured left ankle.
Bucks general manager John Hammond says doctors reviewed a CT scan performed on Bogut's ankle Tuesday and agreed his ankle is healing properly. He is still expected to miss 8-12 weeks.
Hammond said Friday that Bogut will be allowed to go to the next stage of his rehabilitation program and have another scan in about a month.
Bogut fractured his ankle Jan. 25 against Houston when his foot landed awkwardly on a Rockets player's foot. In 12 games this season, Bogut averaged 11.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists, one steal and 2.0 blocked shots in 30 minutes per game.
Bogut was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 draft.
|2014-15 Lakers Team Preview|
Sekou Smith examines the Los Angeles Lakers this season - does Kobe have the support to get back to the Playoffs?
|2014-15 Grizzlies Team Preview|
Sekou Smith examines the season ahead for the Memphis Grizzlies.
|NBA on TNT - Home|
Kendrick Lamar gets NBA on TNT fans ready for the 2014-15 season.
|2014-15 Pelicans Team Preview|
Sekou Smith previews the season for the Pelicans, as they look to Anthony Davis to lead them in a challenging Southwest division.
|October 19: Top 10|
See where Alec Burks' cross-over on Kobe Bryant ends up in Sunday's Top 10 plays.