Andrew Bynum on Left Knee Injury While Bowling

by November 19, 2012

The Philadelphia Sixers’ snake-bitten center suffered yet another setback in his recovery from left knee surgery, as he hurt the joint while bowling recently. Bynum addressed the issue last night, and sounded equally regretful and defiant. Per the Philly Daily News: “Same exact injury, mirror images of the knees. I think it happened bowling, to be honest. I don’t think anybody could tell me that I couldn’t do that. I was doing squatting in the low impact training, so … It is what it is. The cartilage is in a weakened state, that’s what the doctors tell me and now it’s the same (in both knees), going through the same thing that I have in the right in the left. It’s identical.’ On what may have happened while he was bowling: ‘I didn’t do anything. I didn’t twist it, I didn’t fall or nothing. It got big. (It swelled up after bowling?). Exactly.’ […] On what he expects: ‘I have issues with my knees and we’re going to have to try and resolve it. There’s really nothing to do, there’s no surgical procedures that would really help or are safe to do at the moment. I just kind of have to bide my time.’ […] On what team’s reaction was to him being out bowling: ‘Really nothing (team reaction to bowling). They’ve been supportive. In hindsight maybe I shouldn’t have been bowling but it’s not more than anything I’ve done in my rehab. […] On whether he’s seen anyone besides his own doctor and team doctors: ‘I’ve pretty much seen every specialist and my doctor is a really good doctor. At the moment we’re just kind of waiting for the cartilage to harden up. I don’t know. I’m sure some people would feel like that but I’m kind of taking the position that if happened bowling, what happens dunking? I don’t see anything wrong with bowling.'”