Australia Basketball were Saturday sweating on the fitness of Andrew Bogut a day before the basketball World Cup kick off after the star centre hurt his ankle.
The 35-year-old basketball star, who was a major player of the Golden State Warriors’ NBA championship-winning list in 2015, unfortunately limped off during a final warm-up game against Germany.
Basketball Australia said he had undergone precautionary scans and been “cleared of any significant structural injury”.
But the possibility of he playing for their opening World Cup game against Canada in Dongguan, China, on Sunday remains unclear.
“Andrew will continue with rehabilitation and treatment, and his training status remains day to day,” Basketball Australia said.
Bogut spent four successful seasons with Golden State between 2012 and 2016 before returning this season.
Bogut’s NBA career has also included stints with the Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas Mavericks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers.