Sunday, November 25th, 2012 at 1:39 pm  |  21 responses

Andrew Bynum Still Without Return Date, Remains Sidelined Indefinitely

Sorry, 76ers fans: It doesn’t look like Andrew Bynum is returning to action anytime soon. According to CSNPhilly, the only update is a non-update, as Philly GM Tony DiLeo essentially said the team doesn’t have the slightest clue when the big man will hit the court:  ”There is no mystery to Andrew Bynum’s injury — the 7-foot, 25-year-old center has bilateral bone bruises in both knees and weakened cartilage in both as well. His most recent MRI, of which he spoke last Sunday, showed the two knees were ‘mirror’ images of each other. Bynum has been seen by his own personal knee specialist in New York City, Dr. David Altchek, two independent specialists who prefer to remain anonymous, and team doctor Jack McPhilemy. All four doctors have examined Bynum, studied the MRIs and come to the same conclusion: bilateral bone bruises and weakened cartilage in both knees. That’s exactly what general manager Tony DiLeo revealed on Saturday in an impromptu press conference. … On Saturday, DiLeo erased all of the timelines. Bynum is out indefinitely and will return when he feels healthy enough to play. ’The bottom line is Andrew is out indefinitely,’ DiLeo said. ‘We don’t know when he’ll be back. Only Andrew can answer that question — his body can answer that question. Basically there are no timelines.’ Bynum will continue his rehabilitation that, to date, has involved swimming and low-impact exercises. He will have another MRI in mid-to-late December in hopes of discovering progress as opposed to the setback connected with his bowling.”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    there is no mystery? here is one: when did he actually get injured? he was playing last year when they got knocked out of the playoffs, then all of sudden he is hurt and suffers set back after set back

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lars-Hansen/618510464 Lars Hansen

    This means that Dwight Howard can average 10, 8 and 2 and still be a major upgrade.

  • Dymez

    He’s going to end up never playing for Philly, ever. They’re not going to pay him max dollars after this regretful deal, but some desperate (or dumb) team will.

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

    Yea I really don’t understand where this injury came from….At the beginning of the year I thought he was recovering from those lubricant injections and that’s it. Where the hell did the bruises come from?

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

    I really hope that doesn’t happen. I wanna see them so bad…all those good shooters (guards and wings) around Bynum, plus Hawes as a stretch 4….I wanna see them play so bad

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


  • Max

    Bowling bro.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Dwight just has to stay on the floor to be an upgrade at this point.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    I hope Doug Collins is smart enough to not let the organization sign this dude to a max deal if he never plays this season.

  • pops

    Cleveland it is then!

  • nbahofer

    Lakers getting rid of Bynum and getting Howard could be the best move in NBA history

  • roscoe

    imo he was out of shape and as heavy as he ever has been at the start of camp which may have caused more damage… didn’t he look out of shape in the press conference introduction?

  • spit hot fiyah

    that was recently, but why was he inactive all summer

  • RedRum

    He is done. If a pro players knees cannot handle bowling, how the heck can he survive an NBA regular and post season??? I am sorry to say but he is done. He might come back, put up some decent numbers for a few seasons but he will never reach his potential. Bummer… love his game..


    He and Greg Oden just need to become window washers in NYC. Put that height to use! Ur NBA careers are done for!

  • justin05

    Drew had surgery done so he was healing from that. He has bad knees so he probably had some tendinitis developing like Gasol has now. The bowling just aggravated whatever he had even more so. His body never fully healed.

  • bike

    I get the feeling that Bynum really doesn’t care. Making millions to swim a little, low impact workouts, and regular trips to the hairstylist is just fine with him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    People need to give Kupchak more credit for getting rid of Odom before he self-combusted, Bynum before his knees eroded, and Derek Fisher before he began transforming into a snail on the basketball court.

  • Ron Salmon

    Andrew SUCKS! Always injured- ALWAYS griping! ALWAYS making waves with others.. Still can’t forget the cheap shot on JJ Barea last year… If that was back n the days of the bad boy Pistons, Jerry Stackhouse, Larry Johnson, Alonzo Mourning, he woulda clocked! That Goof!

  • Ron Salmon

    I AGREE 100%! Odom is just another Kardashian now….., should be heading to the spa for facial right about now- like his boy Kanye… Fisher’s butt is way too big right now- he just looks weird when he sets up for a three (like he wants to take a dump) and Bynum was just a sorry story: Mediocre player, a major liability and crappy attitude…. He was a bona fide mofo…..