Fans of Los Angeles Lakers are worried after not seeing new arrival, Andrew Bogut failed to feature in their first toe pre-season matches of the season but is believed the injury to the Australian is not ‘not very serious’. The player is sidelined with a groin strain, but is expected to feature when the Lakers begin their regular season report from Fox Sports claims. He missed the start of the pre-season series due to visa issues and it is now reported that he has injured his thigh. Lakers fans have nothing to worry about the big man when there are free betting codes and the star could be back before they know it.

In the buildup to the pre-season clash with Utah Jazz, Bogut was announced injured as he missed the practice ahead of the clash and may feature in Sunday’s clash against city rivals, Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers game is the first game in this season’s regular season games which begins this weekend but head coach, Luke Walton believes that Bogut will be for by the time the game dunks off on Sunday. The 32 year old Australian is an undisputed star but his history of injuries means that he has always played with caution everywhere he has been.

He had a short stint with last season’s runners-up, the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he suffered a nasty leg break and signed with the Lakers at the end of the season, having shown enough to convince Walton to sign him. Walton has claimed the injury is not so serious but doesn’t expect him to be rushed so soon into action so as not to risk a relapse and further set him back in his comeback.

Bogut is a 7ft center known for his defensive contributions all over the NBA. He has played for the likes of Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers winning the championship in 2015 with the GSW he has average 10ppg in his 12 year stint in the NBA.

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