Andrew Bynum’s Left Ankle Sprain Not Considered Serious

by April 02, 2012

The big fella’s ankle sprain gave Laker Nation a collective heart attack last night, but Andrew Bynum didn’t sound too worried about it, and neither did his teammates and coaches. From the LA Times: “Bynum was injured after trying to block the shot of Warriors power forward David Lee. He left the game with 1:49 remaining in the first quarter, did not return and was to be reevaluated Monday. Bynum was limping as he left the arena but was not using crutches and declined the use of a golf cart. He didn’t wait to talk to reporters, but he told the team website that he felt fine and expected to play Tuesday against New Jersey. ‘I don’t think it’s going to be long-term,’ Lakers Coach Mike Brown said. ‘Obviously, I want to wait and see before I start thinking about hypotheticals.’ Brown added that he thought Bynum was ‘able to walk out fine.’ ‘I think he was feeling OK and he said it’s no big deal,’ Pau Gasol said. ‘I think he’ll be fine.’ It appeared Bynum came down on Josh McRoberts’ ankle, though McRoberts said he didn’t feel Bynum step on him.”