Cleveland Cavaliers' Andrew Bogut (6) grimaces after getting hurt in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat
Cleveland Cavaliers' Andrew Bogut (6) grimaces after getting hurt in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat Tony Dejak

Bogut has message to supporters and haters

BASKETBALL: Injured Aussie centre Andrew Bogut is ready to tackle his rehabilitation from a nasty broken leg, head on.

Back on his favourite social media stomping ground, Twitter this morning, the Boomer, who broke his leg last week, just 58 seconds into his Cleveland Cavaliers' debut, had a message for his supporters - and his haters.

"Tough break (literally). Thanks for all the messages of support (and of course, hate). It helps with the push forward...."

 

 

The Cavs say Bogut's fractured left tibia won't require surgery, but rather "an extended period of immobilisation and healing stimulation".

He will miss the rest of the NBA season, but is expected to be ready to go by the start of the 2017-18 campaign.

Bogut is expected to come home to Australia for his rehab, with the Cavs expected to waive him in the coming days, according to a team source quoted by ESPN.

And it appears the painkillers have helped him fire up on Twitter, with a couple of other amusing exchanges with his haters this morning, while making light of his penchant for the odd Twitter spat.

Still, it's hard to believe some of the hate directed at someone who has suffered such a serious injury.

News Corp Australia


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