Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  12 responses

Andrew Bynum to Have Knee Surgery

Young Andrew pushed back the date of his latest cut-up about 10 days, reports the LA Times: “For the second time in three years, Lakers starting center Andrew Bynum will have surgery on his knee. Bynum will have arthroscopic surgery July 28 to repair torn cartilage in his right knee, a Lakers spokesman said Tuesday. The procedure will be performed by Dr. David Altchek in New York. Bynum, 22, said during his exit interview last month that he expected to have the surgery July 18, but his doctor didn’t have an opening for the surgery until later this month.  Lakers public relations director John Black said the team would have a timetable for Bynum’s recovery after the surgery. ‘Supposedly he’ll be 100% by training camp,’ Black said.”

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  • Nate

    Poor guy …

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    I always forget how young Bynum is. All these injuries are going to take their toll on him and shorten his career by years.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    The “supposedly” part kinda tells us that they are pretty frustrated by Bynum’s health.

  • Bambino87

    i’m pretty sure he ain’t broke.

  • JTaylor21

    I’m sure laker fans will be saying the same ish for years to come. If bynum was healthy, he will be the next kareem, ha. dude is a slightly healthier greg oden, which is nothing to be proud about.

  • Ali

    @ JTaylor21…Greg Oden! Hahaha….Cmon’ Son have you followed the Association the past few years. Check the stats he’s damn near avg’d 15pts & 10 board the last three years, we didn’t draft him thinking he would be the next Capt! Kareem was one of a kind! We drafted him for that big body in the middle and to play defensive. He’s injury prone but no Greg Oden!!!

  • Ali

    @ JTaylor21 plus he has a little fire and heart playing hurt throughout the playoffs…playoff numbers haven’t always there but at least he got off the bench and tried to contribute, can’t say that for alot of these other pre-madonna NBA players.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    When healthy he is a force in the paint and a has a very nice low post game.

  • JTaylor21

    What pre-madonna players are you talking about ALI. As a lakers fan, I know exactly who ur talking bout. But you cant tell me that lakers fans last year where talking about him making the all-star team and being the best center in the west. I didn’t say his GO but said he’s healthier GO. He a better offensive threat than Oden but oden is the better defensive force than bynum.

  • Ali

    Every player that has a tweeked ankle, sore knee, hurt wrist, the flu, etc. those are the players I’m talking bout. If it ain’t a season or career ending
    injury get your treatment and at least try to play to help you team. Bynum did have some spurts during the reg season he was putting in work. Not to sure about that All-Star talk though. Oden is overhyped. He’ll need to show and prove with Roy for a full season before we can even say he’s better than any center starting the association.

  • Dee. S

    He’s more a complete center than Dwight Howard and he has 2 rings to show for it! Miami put themselves in a position to win in the next few years but with a healthy Bynum, they’ll still be the 2nd best team in the league.

  • hobbes

    Whatever happens in the future Drew’s 3 rings will always be more than Lebron.