Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut sustained a broken nose in the second quarter of the team’s preseason game against the Houston Rockets on Thursday, reports Diamond Leung the San Jose Mercury News.
Bogut was attempting to block Rockets guard K.J. McDaniels from scoring, and McDaniels made contact with Bogut’s face on the follow-through of his dunk attempt.
Bogut was called for a foul on the play, which he told ESPN’s Ethan Straus was the third time he has been given a foul on a play that broke his nose.
“My nose hit his fist, and I was called for a foul,” Bogut said after the game.
The 7'0" center did not play the rest of the game. He told reporters afterward that though he did not have any concussion symptoms, he planned to have surgery to reset his nose to make it easier for him to breathe.
The Warriors beat the Rockets on Thursday, 123–101, and Bogut scored six points with four rebounds and two blocks in 11 minutes on the court.
Golden State opens its regular season at home against the New Orleans Pelicans on Oct. 27.
- Erin Flynn