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Bogut leaves Bucks for personal reasons

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP)

NBA big man Andrew Bogut has rushed back to his Australian home to attend to a personal matter.

The Milwaukee Bucks center, who grew up in Melbourne, Australia, has asked to keep his reason for returning home private, but confirmed he is not injured and will return to the basketball court after "a few more games."

"It is important to note that this is not related to Andrew's personal health in any way," Bogut's agent David Bauman said in a statement.

"Andrew appreciates the support of the Bucks, his teammates and his fans, and he expects to be back after a few more games' absence fully prepared to play the game that he loves and 100 per cent ready to help the Bucks win games."

"In the interests of the situation, he asks that his privacy be respected."

Bogut was a late withdrawal from the Bucks game in Utah against the Jazz on Tuesday.

The 2005 No.1 draft pick averaged 10 rebounds and 14.3 points in Milwaukee's first four matches of the shortened NBA season.

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