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Andrew Bynum to Start Practicing With Philadelphia Sixers


Andrew Bynum is expected to finally join the Philadelphia Sixers on the court today, taking part in team practices for the first time since being traded. Per the Philly Inquirer: “The Sixers have targeted Wednesday as the day for Bynum to hit the floor and finally join the team for a series of practices that they hope will lead to his being available for the season opener next Wednesday against ex-Sixer Andre Iguoudala and his Denver Nuggets at the Wells Fargo Center. Bynum was scheduled for one more injection in his right knee on Monday. After that, the Sixers wanted to give him 48 hours’ rest and then give it a go on Wednesday. [...] Bynum’s final injection of Synvisc-One is used for the treatment of osteoarthritis. It is a natural substance that lubricates and cushions the joints and is believed to provide up to six months of protection. Bynum is expected to receive another injection at the all-star break. The treatment is not related to the platelet therapy that Bynum underwent last month in Germany for the arthritis that affects his knees. ‘Andrew’s doing well,’ 76ers coach Doug Collins said last week. ‘He’s progressing and on track to where I think he hoped he would be at this time. Obviously, the next step for him is getting running and weight-bearing.’”

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