Andrew Bogut’s debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers was a short-lived one, fracturing his left tibia 58 seconds after he took to the court.
Bogut, the team’s new center, broke his left leg in the second quarter and had to be assisted off the floor and to Cleveland’s locker room. The 7-footer could not put any weight on his leg as he was helped by his new teammates James Jones and Tristan Thompson, who moments earlier had cheered along with fans in Quicken Loans Arena when Bogut checked in for the first time.
The Cavaliers said initial X-rays revealed a fractured left tibia. Bogut is at the Cleveland Clinic undergoing further tests. The team went on to lose, 106-98 — their second loss to the Heat in three nights.
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LeBron James said he knew immediately that Bogut’s injury was serious.
“I heard it break,” he said. “I heard it crack.”
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