Golden State Warriors: Jackson not concerned with Andrew Bogut's injury

May 14, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) and San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (behind) battle for position during the second half in game five of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the AT

As the Golden State Warriors took on the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, Andrew Bogut was forced to leave the game early in the first quarter due to a lower back strain. While Bogut didn’t return to the floor, the Warriors head coach Mark Jackson is not concerned and it seems that Bogut could have potentially continued the game.

Judging from the tweet, it would seem that sitting Bogut down was simply a precaution. Still, among Bogut’s long list of injuries he has also had problems with his back. Last season an MRI revealed that Bogut was suffering from a protruding disc which caused back spasms, so this minor injury is still a little concerning.

Bogut had a great run in the playoffs and the Dubs will certainly need him to stay healthy if they want to remain a dark horse contender in the Western Conference.

The Warriors ended up beating the Lakers in Shanghai 115-89 even without Bogut. Klay Thompson led the team with 25 points, shooting 10-14 from the field.

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