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Andrew Bynum feels pain in knee, but says it’s not a setback

Feb 12, 2013, 8:49 AM EDT

Injured Philadelphia 76er Bynum walks past a teammate before the start of the NBA basketball game between the 76ers and the Toronto Raptors in Philadelphia Reuters

If you were expecting to see Andrew Bynum on the court for Philadelphia in February, you may want to readjust your timetables.

Bynum is running, cutting, moving laterally and taking shots from all over the floor he said. All good signs. Except he has had to slow those workouts because he said he felt pain in his left knee. There was no swelling, but everyone is being cautious, including Bynum, reports John Finger at

“I worked out for two days on the court and I had a lot of pain, so I backed off a little bit today,” Bynum explained. “I’ll be back on the court tomorrow and we’ll progress from there….

“I’m not sure,” Bynum said when asked if he was going to play in a game by the end of February. “We’ll have to see if I had a setback or not. Right now, things are going well. I’m losing weight and staying on the court for as long as I can, so that’s good.”

I wouldn’t bet on a February return. Even if this is not a setback the fact is it’s the middle of the month and Bynum has done nothing but individual drills. There has been no contact yet. No five-on-5 drills… heck, no 2-on-2 drills.

With the cautious pace being used in his recovery and Bynum’s paper mache knees, it’s hard to see him back in the next couple weeks to make the end of this month.

So adjust those schedules. I’d tell you when to expect his return but even Bynum doesn’t know.

  1. acdc363 - Feb 12, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    He just better not cut his hair before he statys playing I gotta see that doo in action!

    • fanofevilempire - Feb 12, 2013 at 4:09 PM

      Bynum is a pain in the ass….

  2. illcomm - Feb 12, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    the quotes from bynum aren’t correct. he said he had been working out for the past two days. after two hours yesterday of working out he felt some pain. you journalist are horrible at not reprwseting what someone actually says.

    • eventhorizon04 - Feb 12, 2013 at 9:07 AM

      Kurt’s version is – Bynum has spent the past 2 days working out on the court, and he felt some pain.

      Your version is – Bynum has spent the past 2 days working out on the court. 2 hours into his workout yesterday, he felt some pain.

      ….I don’t really see a real difference there.

  3. cantonbound13 - Feb 12, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Andrew Bynum is turning into Eddie Curry.

  4. someidiotfromouthereintheprojects - Feb 12, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    i’m hoping his hair doesn’t have a setback. now all he needs is mutton chops and the world will forever forget any of his shortcomings.

  5. louhudson23 - Feb 12, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Any pain,some pain,a lot of pain,too much pain,….The man has bum knees. If the knees can’t do the work,that is why you have to sit out.But the pain is never going to go away. If it works ,then pain is part of it.

  6. zacksdad - Feb 12, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Wow this is the easiest 16 million someone is going to earn. Wonder if Philly fans are still loving him. Sad part is someone will offer him a max contract. And only way Philly can probably keep him is offer their max to him, otherwise he will be insulted and leave.

  7. mgscott - Feb 12, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    The pain will go away when he gets out of philly

  8. themagicfanguy - Feb 12, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    The new Mr. Glass

  9. tjp44 - Feb 12, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    as a laker fan, one must wonder who got the raw deal………maybe both!

    • phillyreese215 - Feb 12, 2013 at 9:13 PM

      who would of ever thought the magic would get the best of that deal, wow.

      this bynum situation is worst than the utley fiasco last season. atleast he played games last year.

  10. joeyb3878 - Feb 15, 2013 at 3:46 AM

    What a shame for the team that gives this guy a max contract. This guy stays stealing money and unfortunately some team will give him a max whether he plays this season or not. Sixers need to look to trade him to a contender that is willing to gamble on him being healthy for the playoffs.

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