Hey, Andrew Bynum Will Undergo Another Knee Procedure

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During the Eagles implosion yesterday, a report came out that Andrew Bynum would undergo another previously scheduled knee procedure, in addition to the odd, space agey one that he underwent in Germany last month. This one will inject fluid into Bynum’s knee that will act as a joint lubricator, according to a report by Dei Lynam, who also notes that while it is a common procedure, this is the first any of us are hearing about it. 

The biggest concern with Bynum, only 24, is his knees. He is seven-feet tall and almost 300 pounds, and already has a history of knee troubles. Now we’re barely into the pre-season and there’s already three separate issues or incidents surrounding said joint(s).

The first was planned and expected– the Sixers knew that Bynum would undergo the same procedure Kobe Bryant has done last season, in Germany. But then Bynum showed up to camp with what he claimed was an unrelated knee issue, a bone bruise of sorts. Now knee injections, which we don’t know if they’re related to the two previous issues or not. Lynam’s source (likely someone very close to the team or part of the coaching staff) claims that the procedure was previously scheduled, though I’m not sure I buy that. Would the Sixers really have been that eager to trade for a guy with a history of knee problems, who was scheduled to have two separate, albeit minor knee procedures before the season started? That seems either incredibly stupid or not true. 

Last week, Howard Eskin posited that Bynum’s knee troubles were more severe than the Sixers were letting on (looking good on that one) and that the Lakers gave the Sixers damaged goods. The last part will require a much larger sample size… but thus far the Andrew Bynum era is off to a lousy start.


7 Responses

  1. If his knees are a problem the sixers cut ties after the season. If his knees aren’t a problem they sign him to a max contract. It was incredibly smart to get out from the extra year of Iggy’s contract so that, worst case scenario, they have a butt load of money to spend in next years BIG free agent class. STOP RIPPING THE SIXERS FOR THE SAKE OF RIPPING THE SIXERS.

  2. it is most likely a Synvisc or Euflexa injection that was scheduled months ago. Injections of this type are done on a regimented basis and are more of a maintenance type of procedure – like changing the oil in a car. For instance, I get a series of three Euflexa injections (one a week for three weeks) every 6-8 months due to the lack of cartilage in my knees. His knees are shot – this is well documented, he will be extremely lucky to play into his 30s.

  3. ” He is seven-feet tall and almost 300 pounds”
    MMMMM, I bet his cock is like a fence post…..

  4. Visions of Jeff Ruland are tromping through my brain like a heard of elephants. I don’t want to jump to a conclusion, but it’s increasingly starting to look like the Sixers had been taken for suckers by the Lakers. Meanwhile, Doug Collins had better make damn sure Kwame Brown is in good shape as it apparent he’s going to be the starting center on opening night and beyond.

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