Bogut missed a game for the first time in his career Wednesday
night against the Los Angeles Clippers because of a sprained left
foot. The Bucks announced that neither player would return this
season during the second quarter.
The second-year center was hurt against the Los Angeles Lakers
on March 7. He re-injured his foot in practice on Tuesday.
"It became a point where after every game he was in pain,"
Bucks general manager Larry Harris said.
Bogut had an X-ray Monday and practiced Tuesday, where he
"tweaked" the injury again and underwent an MRI, Harris said.
Bogut was held out of shootaround before Wednesday night's game and
made the decision to rest the rest of the year.
"We were very concerned with the long-term prognosis for him,"
Harris said. "The best was just to shut him down for basically six
to eight weeks, which is the rest of the regular season."
Bogut will not need surgery and should be able to start
performing "basketball activity" in six to eight weeks, Harris
Bogut, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 draft, averaged 12.3
points and 8.8 rebounds this season.
Bogut broke his nose as a rookie last season but wore a mask for part of the year and ended up playing in all 82 games. He injured a leg and missed most of the preseason this year but had played in all 66 Bucks games so far.
Villanueva, also a second-year player, has developed recurrent
right shoulder pain that will require arthroscopic surgery.
"Its more exploratory," Harris said of the surgery. "It could
be a short amount of time. It could be a longer amount of time."
Villanueva missed Milwaukee's last two games because of the
injury and has played in 39 games this season. He was averaging
11.8 points and 5.8 rebounds.
The Bucks have 15 games remaining in the regular season.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.