Andrew Bynum Will be Ready for the Playoffs

by April 13, 2011

The Lakers and their supporters can breathe a collective sigh of relief. From ESPN: “An MRI revealed that Los Angeles Lakers big man Andrew Bynum has a bone bruise of the right knee, suffered in Tuesday’s 102-93 win over the Spurs. The team said he’ll be ready for the start of the playoffs. Bynum went down with what the team said was a hyperextended knee in the second quarter when he stepped on DeJuan Blair’s foot, causing his knee to buckle. Bynum sat on the floor with his head in his hands for several minutes after the injury occurred but walked to the locker room under his own power. He exited the game with four points and four rebounds in 13 minutes and did not return. ‘He could be out a couple games,’ coach Phil Jackson said after the game. ‘There could be a bone bruise involved when you hyperextend the knee. His reassurance was saying, ‘I’m going to be OK.’ I think that he might have an idea about it because he’s been through this before.'”