Andrew Bogut and His Wrist

Andrew Bogut stands at seven feet tall and weighs 260 pounds. Despite his athleticism, these characteristics alone put him at a higher risk of injury than an individual of shorter stature. Bogut’s high risk for injury has been proven again and again throughout the past several years of his career. After a successful 2005-06 season that earned him the title of Rookie of the Year, he broke his perfect game attendance record with a series of bizarre and freakish injuries, including a sprained wrist on April 3, 2010.

The Injury

In a game against the Phoenix Suns on April 3, the Milwaukee Bucks player suffered a fall during a dunk. As he completed the move, Suns player Amaré Stoudemire made contact with Bogut, apparently giving him a small shove in the back. This caused Bogut to fall from the hoop, landing on his right arm as he crashed to the ground. As medical staff rushed to help him, they discovered that Bogut had dislocated his elbow, broken his hand, and badly sprained his wrist. The injuries were so severe that they kept Bogut on the sidelines for the rest of the season.

Bogut’s Attitude

As the son of a mechanic, Andrew Bogut inherited his father’s love for restoring old cars. Over the years, Bogut has likened his own body and the injuries he’s sustained to the wear and tear accumulated on a car. In his opinion, treating his body right and giving it the “service” it needs is the best way to keep it functioning properly. Every time he sustains an injury, he sees the healing process as a “necessary refurbishment” to come back stronger than before.