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Bynum says not practicing until December not a setback, he’s on schedule

Nov 12, 2012, 8:57 PM EDT

Injured Philadelphia 76ers Andrew Bynum smiles before the start of the NBA basketball game between the 76ers and the Denver Nuggets in Philadelphia Reuters

So, apparently he was just on a much, much slower schedule than anyone realized.

Andrew Bynum is not going to able to practice with the Sixers until around Dec. 10, and it will be a couple of weeks after that before he is back on the court. So we’re talking maybe Christmas.

But he says this is not a setback.

Sure. It’s not like he pushed to be back for opening night… oh, yea. Anyway, here is the quote via CSNPhilly.com (and the video of the interview is below.

“It’s better than when I started, but it’s still not there yet,” Bynum said Monday….

“It’s not a setback. It really was the original plan,” Bynum said. “I was talking to my doctor and he said it would take eight to 12 weeks. That’s a few months’ time. I’m feeling better every day, and we took an MRI on Nov. 5 and it showed that the bone bruise is getting better.”

The problem, apparently, is putting Bynum and his injury on any kind of timeline.

Sixers fans, this is life with Bynum. On the court he can be a beast, but he is not the fastest healing guy in the world. He’s not second, either.

So think of Bynum as that Christmas present you bought in the summer and put on layaway. And there aren’t any more non-setback setbacks.

  1. lakerluver - Nov 12, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    I’m a huge Bynum fan, and always will be, but the LAKERS made the right move in trading him. That being said, I hope he gets healthy and has a HOF type career in Philly.

  2. doctorfootball - Nov 12, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    Can’t wait til he comes back in late December or January then gets hurt two weeks later. He’s a walking injury, and plays lazy basketball half the time.

  3. bleed4philly - Nov 12, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    Why didn’t we just trade Iggy for draft picks or Monroe…

    • michaeljordanseviltwin - Nov 12, 2012 at 11:29 PM

      Greg Monroe? No way Detroit trades him for anything less than a superstar in his prime. Doesn’t make sense.

  4. philadelphiafan - Nov 12, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    As long as the Sixers hang around the top 8 in the conference until Bynum gets back then there is not really anything to worry about.

    • doctorfootball - Nov 12, 2012 at 11:54 PM

      If the Sixers are the 8th seed and have to face the heat there’s plenty to worry about. It’s an early exit from the playoffs.

  5. 00maltliquor - Nov 13, 2012 at 4:16 AM

    Bynum looks like he took a time machine back to the ’70s in that pic above!

  6. readysethike - Nov 13, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    is he going to get that afro braided? or try and rock it like dr.j

  7. phillies816 - Nov 13, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    Great trade by the Sixers. This organization is clueless regardless of who owns it. Would anyone in Philly even care if the team left? They are and always will be the most irrelevant team in Philly. My prediction is Bynum never plays more than 5 games for the Sixers and they will continue to suck until the end of time.

    • ryanrockzzz - Nov 13, 2012 at 9:05 AM

      So how else would you have a improved the team? The Sixers amnestied Brand this off-season which was a good move. Then they add a center who can dominate when he gets onto the court, in a league where there are very few dominating centers. I also really like the outside shooters they’ve added in Dorrell Wright and Nick Young, both of whom will probably be better once they can play and inside/out game with Bynum. It’s not perfect, but it’s certainly a much better effort then in seasons past.

      Most importantly, they got rid of Iggy, who didn’t want to be here and wasn’t a fit for this team. You can rightly say they are last in the line of the big 4, however you can’t knock them for not taking steps to alter the chemistry and makeup of this team now. I feel like the new ownership does care a hell of a lot more then when Snider owned the team. You sound like another impatient Philly fan who just listens to whatever they hear on WIP and re-posts it here.

    • The Baseball Gods - Nov 13, 2012 at 3:14 PM

      Spoken like a true imbecile.

  8. kevinjmurray - Nov 13, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Reblogged this on Kevin J. Murray and commented:
    He needs to take his time and make sure he is in great shape by the time he gets back on the court.

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