Apr 11, 2012; San Antonio, TX, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum (17) posts up against San Antonio Spurs forward Tiago Splitter (right) during the second half at the AT

76ers to Sit Andrew Bynum for Three Weeks

Calm down, it’s not as bad as you think. Andrew Bynum is sitting out for 3 weeks to “maximize the therapeutic effects of the Orthokine therapy he received earlier this month (September).”

The Sixers are just being safe and smart. No sense to rush Bynum back either. The only negative is that Bynum won’t really be involved in training camp and the pre-season. But that’s ok. Here’s the whole report from Real GM:
The Philadelphia 76ers will take precautionary measures with Andrew Bynum and will withhold him from basketball activities for the next three weeks in order to maximize the therapeutic effects of the Orthokine therapy he received earlier this month.

Bynum was examined by Dr. Jack McPhilemy of Main Line Health and was diagnosed with a bone bruise of the medial femoral chondyle of his right knee. During the aforementioned time frame, Bynum will continue to participate in low impact conditioning drills.

Nothing crazy. Nothing season ending. Let’s be glad that the Doctor found this out before Bynum missed even more time or even needed surgery. I’ll admit that ever since the Sixers got him in the trade I’ve been nervous of the knees. If the knees can’t hold up…I don’t even want to go there. But this situation isn’t a chronic illness type thing. This, to me, is a stuff happens to athletes type thing.
Breathe. The Sixers are going to be just fine.

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