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Philadelphia 76ers training camp opened to some bad, yet not totally unexpected news.
Andrew Bynum will miss three weeks with "knee discomfort." He will not miss any time in the regular season and so the new-look Sixers will not be without their now star center. Knee injuries have plagued Bynum throughout his career. It knocked him out of the 2008 Finals and for much of the 2008 and 2011 seasons. It has been frustrating for the promising center, who many believe is the second best center in the league.
Bynum, trying to make his knees healthier long term, went to Germany and had the same blood-spinning procedure that his former teammate Kobe Bryant had. Something was not right as Bynum worked out and so he and Philadelphia have put him on the shelf for a while.
This is not the way Bynum wanted to start his first season in Philadelphia with the weight of the team squarely on his shoulders. But it might be the safest way for him to proceed, as he told Philly.com:
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Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum will sit out three weeks as a precaution after receiving knee treatment in Germany.
Bynum had injections of plasma-rich platelets that supposedly stimulate healing in arthritis-affected areas in both of his knees. The Sixers said last week he was cleared to play in camp.
The team said Monday that Bynum had a bone bruise on his right knee....
Dressed in his team-issued practice gear, Andrew Bynum looked the part of a Philadelphia 76er.
Bynum just couldn't run, practice or play like the rest of the team.
Wearing his Sixers tank top for the first day of training camp, Bynum was reduced Tuesday to an All-Star bench player. He participated in some light workouts, then took a seat on the bleachers behind Doug Collins...
PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum will sit out three weeks as a precaution after receiving knee treatment in Germany. Bynum had injections of plasma-rich platelets that supposedly stimulate healing in arthritis-affected areas in both of his knees. The Sixers said last week he was cleared to play in camp. The team said Monday that Bynum had a bone bruise on his...
The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that center Andrew Bynum will sit out for 21 days or the equivilancy to three weeks and will be withheld from basketball activity for that period of time. Bynum is still, however, allowed to participate in low level conditioning practices but they sat him out to maximize his surgery in Germany.
Bynum, 7-foot, 285lbs, was born outside of Philadephia...
A lot of people are making Philly out to be more than they are. They are a totally re-vamped team, returning five players from last year’s team that took the Celtics to the limit in the playoffs. The key acquisition walking through this summer’s revolving door, of course, is Andrew Bynum.
He’s the reason some people are picking Philly to finish as high as second in the...
Andrew Bynum will continue to participate in low impact conditioning drills.
I figured the odds were good that Andrew Bynum would miss some time during the season. He has been injury prone during his career, so the chances are fairly high that he would get banged up once again. Little did I expect such a thing would happen before the season even started. According to reports I read on a banner trailing a single engine Cessna, Bynum is expected to miss...
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