Just when Bucks fans think things are finally starting to go their way?

Bucks General Manager John Hammond announced today that Andrew Bogut (7-0, 260) suffered a lower left leg strain and contusion in Wednesday’s 99-85 win against New Jersey that is expected to sideline the fifth-year center for two-to-four weeks.

Bogut had said after the game Wednesday he suffered a shin contusion, but wrote it off as insignificant.  Apparently that was an optimistic view.

So where does this leave the Bucks?

In some trouble.  The likely beneficiaries of Bogut’s minutes will be Kurt Thomas, Dan Gadzuric and possibly Francisco Elson likely in that order.  All three of them are more cut out for part-time duty.  Gadzuric currently leads the trio in minutes, averaging just under ten per game.  Thomas has only played in five of the Bucks nine games and Elson suited up for the first time Wednesday night.

I’ll have more on how this affects the Bucks in my Bucks-Bobcats game preview.