Why does it seem as if Andrew Bynum’s knees are made of glass? Every year around playoff time Bynum goes down and everyone wonders if he will be ok, or good enough to participate in the playoffs.
Andrew Bynum hurt his knee on Tuesday night in a game against the San Antonio Spurs. While running down the court, the center for the Los Angeles Lakers stepped on DeJuan Blair’s foot and hyperextended his troublesome right knee.
After hurting his knee, the 7-footer stayed on the court for a while in obvious pain. Eventually, he was able to walk off the court on his own power. Following the contest, the Lakers got some good news: Andrew Bynum said he’s okay.
Last year during the playoffs, while the Lakers were on the way to winning their second consecutive championship, Bynum’s injured knee made headlines virtually every night. Will he play? How long can he play? Is he in pain? The questions were endless.
During the offseason, Bynum had surgery on his gimpy knee. That surgery kept him out until the end of Lakers training camp.
Just to be safe, Los Angeles will have their center undergo an MRI. The best case scenario for Andrew Bynum and the Lakers is a minor strain or a minor bone bruise in his knee. Obviously, if anything is seriously wrong with bones or ligaments in his knee that requires him to miss an extended period of time, which would make the Lakers road to a third straight NBA championship that much more challenging.
With the recent injury news, the Lakers are sure to sit him out until the playoffs begin this weekend. Bynum is a key piece to the Lakers success, and with Kobe getting attention for recent homophobic slurs, the Lakers are dealing with issues that are not basketball related again this year.