Andrew Bogut misses practice with ribcage pain, Bucks sign Earl Barron

UPDATE: According to Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld, the Bucks have signed seven-foot center Earl Barron to a 10-day contract.  The 29-year-old big man has played parts of five seasons in the NBA with the Heat, Knicks, and Suns, who released him earlier this year.

Andrew Bogut left the recent game against the Chicago Bulls early in clear pain, and you knew that this wouldn't be last we'd hear about it.

First reported by Gery Woelfel, Bogut left practice early and said that he "could not comment" on the matter.  The JS followed up with an article:

Skiles said Bogut was examined Monday morning and another evaulation would be done later Monday.

Bogut has been dealing with pain in his right elbow and hand stemming from the injury he suffered on April 3 last season. Last week he expressed frustration with his progress in recovering from that injury.

He played 36 minutes against the Bulls in the Bucks' 83-75 loss on Saturday night and was 2 for 10 from the field, scoring six points and grabbing 16 rebounds.

Skiles described Bogut's new injury as a "left ribcage" pain.

Left ribcage? If he plays through a bad ribcage AND his arm/elbow struggles, then I salute you Bogut.  But I also feel sorry that he has to go through this on a team that doesn't have a whole lot left in them.  The guy's tough, though.

Skiles also said he wasn't sure how the lineup would look if Bogut missed then next game, as Ersan Ilyasova also missed practice, still recovering from his concussion.  We're a soft skulled bunch.  But he did have some kind words (by Skiles' standards) for Larry Sanders.  Well, at least I think so.

"It wasn't just Larry. But that's a good guy to be measuring yourself against because he plays hard every minute he's on the floor. If you're not ready for it, he's going to overwhelm you. So it's a good experience for Larry."

This ship be sinkin'.

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