Cavaliers: Andrew Bogut out for remainder of season after leg fracture

During the game against the Miami Heat, Bogut appeared to take a knee into his lower leg in the first minute of the second quarter.

Andrew Bogut, the Australian center who suffered a season-ending injury only seconds into his Cleveland Cavaliers debut, will not require surgery to fix his broken left leg, the National Basketball Association club announced Wednesday.

"Andrew Bogut underwent additional imaging and evaluation at the Cleveland Clinic yesterday related to his fractured left tibia", the club said in a statement.

Andrew Bogut is planning to recover from his broken leg in Australia. His tibia has been set and is undergoing non-surgical treatment.

It is a very unfortunate ending for the 7-foot Australian, who signed with the Cavaliers just last week in hopes for a chance to return to the NBA Finals.

ESPN has suggested that Bogut might be returning to Australia for rehab work, with the expected time of recovery is projected to be late 2017, before training camp kicks off. McMenamin has also mentioned swingman DeAndre Liggins as a possible casualty, should the Cavs pick someone up; Liggins' waiver would be part of the salary balancing act and help partially offset Bogut's salary.

The leg fracture is the latest serious injury to dog hi 11-year National Basketball Association career and may deter teams offering him a big money, multi-year contract.

The Cavaliers announced Wednesday that the former Warrior will not play again this season.

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