MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Bucks are calling the surgery on injured center Andrew Bogut a success.
The team announced Monday evening that Bogut had successful surgery on his right hand earlier in the day. He broke it Saturday in a game against the Phoenix Suns. He also sprained his wrist and dislocated his elbow.
The team says Bogut will need up to six weeks to recover from the surgery before he can fully engage in rehab.
The surgery was performed by Dr. Michael Gordon and Dr. Curt Crimmins at the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin.
Bogut has been a major contributor in the Bucks' surprising season and his teammates vow to continue their playoff push without him.
Milwaukee currently is sixth in the Eastern Conference and can clinch a playoff berth with a victory at Chicago on Tuesday night.
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