NBA News: Warriors' Andrew Bogut set for surgery, expects season opener return

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Andrew Bogut of the Golden State Warriors will undergo surgery after suffering a broken nose in the club’s pre-season game against Houston Rockets last week. Reuters/Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors centre Andrew Bogut will undergo surgery after suffering a broken nose in the team’s pre-season game against Houston Rockets last week.

According to CBS Sports, Bogut is set for a surgery today to reset his broken nose following the injury he sustained in last week’s pre-season outing against the Rockets. Bogut fell to the ground in the second quarter of a 131-1- victory over the Rockets when KJ McDaniels accidentally hit the Aussie’s nose after attempting to score.

The Aussie big man said he has been unable to breathe out of his right nostril, an issue that should be resolved via surgery. The 7-foot centre, who anticipates wearing a fitted mask for a few weeks upon his return, expects himself to be ready for the Warriors’ NBA 2015-2016 season opener against New Orleans Pelicans on Oct. 28 at Oracle Arena.

“This is the fourth time I’ve broken it, so I’ll probably have surgery (Friday) afternoon, I hope, if not Saturday morning,” Bogut said, reports CNS Bay Area. “They’ll reset it, put me out of it for a day or two and get the anesthesia out of my system and start working out again and get back at it.”

Bogut missed Warriors’ 85-70 pre-season match against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday in San Diego, which was stopped at the third period due to the court’s slippery condition. The Boomers centre is also expected to miss the game against LA Clippers, but he is expected to suit up for the exhibition against the Lakers on Oct. 23 in Anaheim.

Bogut is the second player from Golden State to be sidelined in many games. Harrison Barnes suffered a bone bruise to his right knee after colliding with Denver Nuggets rookie guard Emmanuel Mudiay last week. Barnes is listed as day-to-day; he expects to be ready as soon as Sunday, Oct. 25.

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