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Golden State Warriors' new center Andrew Bogut speaks to the media during a press conference at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Friday, March 16, 2012. Bogut will not be able to play right away as he has a broken left ankle. The Warriors traded Monta Ellis, Ekpe Udoh and Kwame Brown to the Milwaukee Bucks for Bogut and Stephen Jackson, a former Warrior. (Jane Tyska/Staff)

SACRAMENTO - Warriors center Andew Bogut will have his troublesome left ankle examined Monday in Los Angeles.

The Warriors play at the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, giving Bogut an opportunity to visit Richard Ferkel, the doctor who performed arthroscopic surgery on the ankle in April.

Bogut, who fractured the ankle in January while with Milwaukee, has yet to practice or play a preseason game. Before Wednesday's exhibition game at Sacramento, Warriors coach Mark Jackson said Bogut is "still a ways away."

Bogut is still pushing to be ready for the Oct. 31 season opener. The plan was to get him in a couple exhibition games to prepare him, but the Warriors have just three exhibitions left -- Friday at Portland, next Monday at the Clippers and next Tuesday at home against Phoenix.

With Bogut scheduled for an exam Monday, only Tuesday seems possible -- and not likely. According to one source, Bogut won't play even if he checks out at 90 percent.

However, he could still make the season opener. The Warriors have eight days between their final exhibition and the season opener.

Friday's game

Warriors at Portland, 7 p.m. NBATV



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