Warriors’ Bogut out indefinitely with rib fracture 

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  • Warriors center Andrew Bogut, right, has a fractured rib and his status for the upcoming playoffs appears to be in serious jeopardy.
The playoffs have not even begun and the Warriors are already dealing with a big blow to their postseason chances.

The Warriors announced Monday night that an X-ray on center Andrew Bogut revealed a fractured right rib. The injury could keep him out for the start of the playoffs — and possibly all of the postseason.

Warriors coach Mark Jackson and Bogut both said that he’s out indefinitely and gave no timetable for his return. But speaking in a somber tone in his corner of the locker room, Bogut said he has done enough research and spoken to enough doctors that he will not come back until the rib heals, which typically takes at least six weeks.

“I’ve got to be careful, because if it cracks I’m looking at a punctured lung. You’ll see me in the hospital with a tube coming out of me,” Bogut said. “It’s one of those things people have played through, but this is too close to comfort for me.”

Bogut said he first felt the injury when Denver’s Kenneth Faried elbowed him in a loss to the Nuggets last Thursday. The symptoms continued against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, he said, and he took a pain-killing injection before playing at Portland on Sunday night.

Playoff tickets: Single-game playoff tickets will go on sale Thursday at 11 a.m. in a presale event for Warriors season-ticket holders. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Saturday at 10 a.m. exclusively at www.warriors.com. The Warriors’ first-round playoff opponent and schedule is yet to be determined.

Second-most fans: The Warriors established the second-highest total attendance in franchise history for the 2013-14 season with 803,436 fans. The team sold out all 41 home games during the 2013-14 season and currently has a streak of 79 consecutive sellouts.

— Staff, wire report

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