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Bynum leaves Lakers game with “moderate” ankle sprain

Apr 1, 2012, 11:45 PM EDT

Andrew Bynum, Gary Vitti

Well, at least now Andrew Bynum has a good excuse for not being Mike Brown’s huddle

Bynum sprained his ankle late in the first quarter of the Lakers game Monday against the Warriors when he landed on teammate Josh McRoberts’ foot. Bynum left the game and went back to the locker room soon after it happened.

X-Rays were negative and the team said Bynum would be re-evaluated Monday.

The Lakers are off Monday, face the Nets on Tuesday then have a key game against the Clippers on Wednesday.

The injury exposes the Lakers serious lack of depth along the front line behind Bynum and Pau Gasol — McRoberts and Troy Murphy are the backups now. The Lakers also have Jordan Hill on the roster but he is day-to-day with a sprained MCL. That group off the bench isn’t intimidating anyone. Troy Murphy was getting the crunch time minutes for the Lakers Sunday night.

Bynum has had a breakout season this year, in part because he’s been able to stay healthy. This is not something catastrophic, but he could miss a few games.

  1. urodaddy07 - Apr 2, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    Here we go again

  2. losangelasbasketball - Apr 2, 2012 at 1:00 AM

    mr glass

  3. allball23 - Apr 2, 2012 at 1:14 AM

    When healthy Bynum is the second best center in the league, with out odom lakers will be in trouble without him. If he is not there down the stretch.

  4. addict2sport - Apr 2, 2012 at 2:02 AM

    Karma putting a little twist on that ankle?

  5. drunkenjunk - Apr 2, 2012 at 2:04 AM

    is Jordan Hill that bad that he doesn’t even enter the game when Bynum goes down that quickly?

    • raidmagic - Apr 2, 2012 at 7:39 AM

      “The Lakers also have Jordan Hill on the roster but he is day-to-day with a sprained MCL”

      Are your reading skills that bad you didn’t see this part?

      • drunkenjunk - Apr 2, 2012 at 7:55 AM

        sorry missed that, no need to be a dick b/c you’re team is gonna be one and done this year.

  6. patfic15 - Apr 2, 2012 at 5:49 AM

    After all of his ridiculous quotes as of late, he needs to sit down. Never seen a more disillusioned team. First rounder fodder in the west.

  7. drunkenjunk - Apr 2, 2012 at 8:13 AM


  8. latchbeam - Apr 2, 2012 at 9:51 AM


  9. illadelphiasphinest - Apr 2, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    This guy is made of glass.

  10. patsfiend - Apr 2, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    This must drive Kobe, who has played this year with various much more serious injuries, nuts.

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