Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 at 9:50 am  |  9 responses

Andrew Bynum Says His Knees are Feeling Better

Though no timetable for his return exists, according to Philadelphia Sixers center Andrew Bynum, his knees are improving and he should soon be able to start taking part in running drills. Per the Philly Inquirer: “It’s definitely moving in a positive direction,’ Bynum, who has been out with bone bruises and swelling cartilage, said. ‘I’m feeling better every day. I’m back to the weights and on the treadmill and I should be running here soon.’ That’s key – that he says he ‘should be running soon. That’s really what this is all about, Bynum getting on the floor. Not riding treadmills or swimming. The next crucial step is getting him on the floor, experiencing impact and playing basketball. Bynum said of number of positive things. He said that his doctor, David Altchek, told him that ‘whatever is going on with the cartilage is going to wind itself up and I should be back at it pretty soon.’ That might be the most important thing. The swelling is gone in both knees and the cartilage, which was introduced as part of the whole equation right around the time that he injured the left knee bowling, is not bothering him. Bynum said his right knee is not an issue at all. And he described his left knee as feeling ‘much, much better.’ [...] What is also encouraging is that Bynum has not been scheduled for any more doctor appointments or MRIs. He also indicated that his personal doctor, David W. Altchek, was leaving decisions about what’s next up to Bynum and the team’s staff of doctors and trainers. ‘Right now, the doctor has said that it will resolve itself,’ Bynum said of his injury. According to Bynum, Altchek told him, ‘It’s going to be either 100 percent fine, or your knee will swell up and give us signals that there is a problem. But as of right now,’ Bynum said, ‘my knee is fine, and I think we are out of the woods with that.’”

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  • speedy

    Herr Doktor, wenn ich so liege, dann gehts.

  • TSmoove

    Please leave the bowling in the past…

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  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    If he has cartilage issues in either knee that’s a big big problem. a huge problem.

  • roscoe

    but what are you trying to say? i’m confused.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    cartilage doesn’t heal, at least for the most part. It’s what ruined Brandon Roy (most recently) and countless other player’s careers. Bynum is 7’1″ – almost 300Lbs.

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

    The PBA is super relieved

  • disqus_mNW1tmvSEK

    He wants to play as little as possible this season and get that huge pay day that some gm will give him based off his history play.

  • ATL dynamite

    Tomorrow’s sports headline: Andrew Bynum had his knees exploded when jogging on a treadmill.