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Monday, November 12th, 2012 at 12:55 pm  |  13 responses

Andrew Bynum May Not Play Again Until January


The Philadelphia Sixers provided an update on injured center Andrew Bynum, and it’s all bad news. Bynum isn’t expected to practice until sometime in December, and may not play until January. Per the team website: “In mid-September 2012, Bynum suffered a bone bruise of his right knee. He was examined at that time by Dr. David W. Altchek of New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery, Bynum’s longtime personal doctor who is acting as the lead orthopedist in caring for Andrew’s knee. It was initially communicated to the Sixers that Bynum should refrain from basketball activity for a period of four weeks to allow the knee to heal. His knee was re-evaluated on October 22 by Dr. Altchek, who extended by an additional four weeks to November 19 the time for Andrew to refrain from basketball activity. Andrew received a fresh MRI and was seen again by Dr. Altchek this past week on Monday, November 5. At that evaluation, Dr. Altcheck extended Andrew’s return date for a second time by an additional three weeks. [...] If the current prognosis holds unchanged, Bynum would be cleared to resume normal basketball activity by approximately December 10. In addition, the team estimates that Bynum in turn will need an additional 1-4 weeks thereafter for conditioning, training and practice before being able to resume game play with significant minutes.”

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  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    smh.

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    smh.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    I think he will be fine…all of this kinda just seems precautionary…and to his credit he did play through the lockout season healthy

  • Fat Lever

    Agreed. Sixers are being overly cautious before investing $80M on a player that could be a franchise changer. I’m fine with this as a fan of the Sixers. I dont want another C-Webb type of scenario.

  • spit hot fiyah

    or brand

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    so anybody wanna rehash the conversation we had about Bynum and this season…..

  • Fat Lever

    I give Brand the benefit of the doubt, the shoulder injury wasn’t related to the achilles injury and he toughed it out a lot of times. EB was a warrior. He wasn’t worth his contract, but at least he played hard.

    C-Webb was damaged goods from the gate and his knee never fully healed correctly.

  • tomtom

    I know their was the JJ Barea thing and a string of less than classy/smart comments but i don’t understand peoples attitude toward Socks. I know it changed a little when he ceased to be a Laker but it still feels that people don’t have the (bad choice of word but…) sympathy that they do for Broy or Ghill or even Oden. He works damn hard and as blessed as he is with size and athletics i think he has been dealt a tough hand with his injury woes and he is trying to play it as best he can.

  • roscoe

    drew showed up in the finals, played hurt, and that should never be forgotten, drew is solid & has heart… LAL would not have won 2 gold balls w/out him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    poor Sixers….did Iverson and C-Webb ever get to dominate together?

  • robb

    Get well Drew

  • candlewood jhay

    what do you think?

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    always tragic to see an up n coming career dwindle

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