Inquirer Confirms 4-Month-Old Report That Andrew Bynum Will Have Non-Invasive Knee Procedure

Somewhere, Chris Webber smiles (and calls a timeout).

Inquirer reporter John Mitchell is tweeting that Andrew Bynum will undergo a precautionary, non-invasive knee procedure in September. In Germany (?).

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Mitchell doesn’t say who is source is, but perhaps it was John Clark, who tweeted this news two days ago. Or the LA Times. Because they wrote an article about it in April. Details:

Lakers center Andrew Bynum is not interested in playing in the Olympics because he wants extra rest and also plans to undergo the same innovative knee procedure that Kobe Bryant had in Germany last summer.

"I've got to take care of my legs in the off-season," Bynum said Friday. "I've got some things planned for my knees…. I've got to do some therapy that I'm going overseas to do."

Bynum has undergone surgical procedures on each of his knees in recent years.

The procedure in Germany is much less invasive and marketed as Regenokine or Orthokine.


Now, as you can see, the procedure is non-invasive and precautionary. It basically amounts to a removal of blood to relieve inflammation. Not a huge deal. Bynum had it done over the All-Star break. But, Bynum’s history of knee troubles at a young age is concerning. Kobe had the procedure done at age 33, not 24. This is why my excitement over the deal is tempered a bit. There are health concerns, at a young age, with Bynum… and he’s a bit of a flake. Then again, so are half the stars in the NBA. So it might mean nothing.


  1. Holy shit Kyle really is gonna start talking Sixers more, isn’t he?


  3. Chance- The Vice President in Command of the GnA Falcons

    August 13, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Bynum will rape a chick by thanksgiving

  4. My knees b fine yall. Just goin out to Germany to hit Amsterdam up and the red light district. peep my instgram for picz. pc out yall

  5. Wilkes-BarreNeedsaWawa

    August 13, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    This is why I cringed when that deal went down. He’ll be out till at least Christmas and can anyone tell me why this trade went down on Thursday but we have yet to hear anything from Bynum about coming here???

  6. Bynum is pulling a Jeff Carter after being traded. That is when he got traded to Columbus. The lack of any type of notice or press conference that is. Bynum is hiding in Huntington Beach, and it’ll take a Sixers contingency to get him out.

  7. actually, watch the press conference get canceled friday.

  8. IguodalaIsBetterThanMelo

    August 13, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    His agent said he is excited to come to Philadelphia. Then again, I think it’s his agent being excited, because Stern granted 76ers bird rights to sign Bynum to a deal that other teams won’t be able to offer.

  9. Dan Gross's #1 fan

    August 13, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Pat the bat is still in town. Saw him coming out of cavs rittenhouse tonight

  10. this Germany procedure is magic that basically makes players super durable, almost like cyborgs.
    Bynum with movement like Dirk?

  11. I used to read your website all the time, seriously i love and i still do.

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