Andrew Bogut injury: Warriors center to play Friday, sit Saturday

Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE

Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut will play Friday against the Memphis Grizzlies, but will be held out of Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

After debuting for the Golden State Warriors against the Phoenix Suns in the season opener, center Andrew Bogut will be relegated to the bench in the second of this weekend's back to back. Head coach Mark Jackson said that Bogut will play Friday against the Memphis Grizzlies and sit out Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers, according to Golden State beat writer Marcus Thompson.

The 7-foot-tall center appeared for the Warriors for the first time on Wednesday after he sat out eight months with the franchise because of an ankle injury. Golden State acquired Bogut in a trade that moved guard Monta Ellis to the Milwaukee Bucks.

In 18 minutes against the Suns, he scored eight points, grabbed six rebounds and had a block.

Bogut admitted that he was winded in his first NBA action since an ankle injury shut him down for the 2011-12 season. Jackson has indicated that he's going to limit Bogut as he returns to game-shape, and it appears that holding him out of back-to-back games and keeping his minutes around 20 per night is how he'll do just that, according to Thompson.

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