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Andrew Bynum has "successful" knee surgery

Jul 28, 2010, 9:40 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for Bynum over Boston.jpgAndrew Bynum finally has had surgery on the knee he dragged through the NBA playoffs last season.

The surgery took place on Wednesday and the team termed it the standard “successful.” As Hoopsworld’s Eric Pincus notes, any surgery you wake up from is successful, so Bynum passed that test.

Bynum had a torn meniscus, suffered against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round. He played through it the rest of the way, having his knee drained several times. But he was never right. Still, he got a ring.

He’s supposed to be ready to go by training camp at the end of September. It’s a deadline even the traditionally slow-healing Bynum should hit easily, this was not a major operation. And hopefully his knees and body will hold up for a full season this time around.

  1. Bill - Jul 29, 2010 at 12:30 AM

    Why wait for a month? Is Kobe going to get his finger fixed? Inquiring minds want to know?

  2. Steve - Jul 29, 2010 at 10:30 AM

    I’m hopeful that we can see a healthy Bynum for an entire season. I think this young man has enormous talent. Work hard Andrew. Get yourself ready for the best season of your life.
    Like Bill, I’d like for you reporters to find out what’s up with Kobe? Is he going to repair his finger? If so, when.

  3. ocgunslinger - Jul 29, 2010 at 10:42 AM

    Drew is the key to the third ring. If this young man has a full healthy season the Lakers will not be stopped unless Kobe or Pau have a major injury themselves. Kobe knows how to properly involve his teammates and how to lead them. Bynum is about to become a force in the NBA for years to come and destroy the hope of LeGone and friends.

  4. Foul Dwimmerlaik - Jul 29, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    Huzzah! My Lakers are returning. I shall school all who do not believe that my love Phil Jackson can lead his minions to yet another title.
    Be warned you little boys on the internet, I wield great power, as do my lovers, the Lakers.

  5. Omnius - Jul 29, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    I sure hope Andrew Bynum has a successful recovery from his successful knee surgery. He and Kobe can rehab their surgically repaired knees together. Still puzzling why Kobe hasn’t gotten his finger surgically repaired before the season. Is Kobe going to play the rest of his career with that injured finger or is his injured finger beyond repair? It would be awesome if Bynum could get through a whole season without a major injury and head into the playoffs with a full head of steam. Theo Ratliff should provide some good backup so the Lakers have 4 big men to play during the playoffs. The Repeat World Champion Lakers will ThreePeat next June, especially if the Heatstroke get to the NBA Finals with the King of Choke, Leboring James, wimping out on defense yet again.

  6. Another LA Championship - Jul 29, 2010 at 1:45 PM

    Bynum and Kobe need to rehab in the swimming pool.
    It is one of the best forms of exercise and great
    for your knee and ankle joints. Do it Mitch and Vitti!

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