Andrew Bynum was off to such a nice start for the Indiana Pacers.
However, he has had a little of a setback, to say the least.
Bynum didn’t play in the Pacers’ Monday night win over the Philadelphia 76ers and won’t play in the team’s game against the New York Knicks tomorrow night, either. In fact, he won’t even be traveling with the team.
Bynum reportedly had his knee drained after suffering from a knee swelling on Monday. Doesn’t sound so bad, right? Well, the bad part is that it wasn’t the type of swelling that Bynum had dealt with since his days in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform.
“This one is a little concerning for me because it caused a lot more fluid,” he said. “I haven’t had that much fluid in there since like the (2010) Boston Finals in L.A.”
Like I said in this morning’s post, at least Frank Vogel and the Pacers aren’t surprised about any of this.
“[It's] not really disappointing at all, to be honest,” he said. “We knew he was going to be in and out of the lineup. He’s got some problems with his knees, we’re well aware of that, and we’ll be excited with what he can give us when he’s in there.”
Sure, we all expected to fluctuate in and out of the Pacers lineup, but I don’t think we expected this type of knee swelling. The type that even prompted an MRI.
After today's practice, Bynum said doctors are still reviewing the MRI on his knee but that "this one is a little more concerning for me."
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