Andrew Bynum Says His Knees are Feeling Better

by January 08, 2013

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.'”