Warriors center Andrew Bogut spoke publicly Saturday night for the first time in nearly two months, but he still isn't ready to offer any timeline for his potential return from rehabilitation on his surgically repaired left ankle.

"It is definitely taking a lot longer than we expected," Bogut said. "I tried to give it a go at the start of the season, and it blew up. I lost my mobility and flexibility back in November, and I decided it was smart to try to be ready for the long haul, rather than play in five-game increments and then have to take time off.

"It's frustrating. Nobody wants to be hurt. I don't want to be hurt. At the same time, I've got no choice but to go through this process, do the right things and then come back strong."

The Warriors have instituted a policy that injured players won't talk to media until they return to the court since Bogut revealed to The Chronicle in November that his April surgery included a microfracture procedure. (An exception was made for Bogut's return to Milwaukee.)