Bogut responds to Jackson's comments, headed for cortisone shot

Bogut responds to Jackson's comments, headed for cortisone shot
February 11, 2014, 10:00 pm
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The first thing I wanted to do was talk to coach about it one-on-one because I thought I was missing something. We got it sorted out and there's no issue with it now.
Andrew Bogut

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Though Andrew Bogut says his relationship with Warriors coach Mark Jackson is just fine, the 7-foot center does have a beef with his left shoulder.

It's been hurting for more than a week now, and after initially trying to play through the pain before being diagnosed with what he described as a “bone bruise,” Bogut likely will seek treatment.

“Tomorrow, I'm going to probably (get) a cortisone shot to help with the swelling,” Bogut told KNBR-AM 680 on Tuesday.

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Bogut will not play in Wednesday's game against Miami. Nor will backup center Jermaine O'Neal, but for more precautionary reasons after undergoing wrist surgery in December.

Bogut also took a moment during his weekly chat with host Tom Tolbert to address the perceived misunderstanding between he and Jackson. Asked about Bogut's injury prior to Monday night's win over the 76ers, Jackson said he didn't know how Bogut got hurt and that he might have done it while sleeping.

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It was only about 30 minutes later that Bogut, typically blunt, told reporters Jackson's comment was “absolutely ridiculous.”

On Tuesday, the center clarified the matter. He said he was blindsided by a text from a friend asking how he'd hurt himself sleeping. When approached by writers, Bogut wondered about the origin of the comment.

“Once I heard the comment . . . I know coach pretty well, and the first thing I wanted to do was talk to coach about it one-on-one because I thought I was missing something,” Bogut told Tolbert. “We got it sorted out and there's no issue with it now.”

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Bogut also said the misunderstanding may have stemmed from him first mentioning that the pain first surfaced the morning after the win at Utah.

That is why, Bogut said, the coach may have thought the injury occurred while he was sleeping.

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