Andrew Bogut has suffered a fractured tibia, according to a press release from the Cavs. Bogut went down early in the second quarter on Monday’s game against the Miami Heat after colliding shins with Heat forward Okaro White. He was helped off the floor by teammates James Jones and Tristan Thompson. Initial x-rays revealed a broken tibia.
INJURY UPDATE: Andrew Bogut experienced a left leg injury during the 2Q of #CavsHeat.— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) March 7, 2017
Bogut is headed to the Cleveland Clinic for further evaluation and imaging. He played a total of 58 seconds before getting injured and was called for a foul on the play.
Andrew Bogut carried off floor 2 minutes into Cavaliers career with leg injury pic.twitter.com/p3Hkx9iJyE— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) March 7, 2017
The Cavs, in all likelihood, will now waive Bogut in order to sign another player. Larry Sanders could be an option, as the team recently worked him out and sung his praises after the workout. Cleveland could also elect to bring Jordan McRae back.
Cleveland signed Bogut last week to a prorated minimum contract to provide frontcourt depth with Kevin Love still out a few more weeks.