Basketball

Australian Bogut breaks leg on Cavaliers debut

Australian centre Andrew Bogut could be out for the rest of the season after suffering a fractured left tibia just 58 seconds into his Cleveland Cavaliers debut yesterday morning (Singapore time).

The 32-year-old, a former champion with the Golden State Warriors, signed as a free agent with Cleveland for the remainder of the campaign last week and joined the team before yesterday morning's game after resolving visa issues.

However, with 11:38 left in the second quarter, Bogut ran out to the perimeter to guard Miami's Okaro White and the pair made contact, with the Australian landing badly on his left ankle and hobbling before falling to the court.

The Cavaliers later said X-rays revealed a fracture that could end his season.

"It's very deflating," Cleveland forward LeBron James told reporters after the Cavaliers' 106-98 defeat. - REUTERS

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