For the second time in three years, Andrew Bynum will go under the knife. The two time world champion center for the Los Angeles Lakers has set July 28th – one week from today – for his latest procedure.
After playing through most of the postseason with torn cartilage in his right knee, Bynum showed both his coaches and fans alike that he’s maturing well beyond his 22 years. On three separate occasions, Bynum had his knee drained including twice during the NBA Finals.
While Drew is expected to make a full recovery in time for camp, Lakers PR Director John Black didn’t exactly seem very confident.
“Supposedly he’ll be 100% by training camp.”
With an exhibition game in Spain on the preseason schedule, the Lakers are due to open camp earlier than usual. No timetable will be set for Bynum’s recovery until after the procedure is complete.
If there is one silver lining in this otherwise gray cloud it is the fact that Bynum finally has broken his Memphis curse. While he did sustain yet another knee injury, the latest one occurred against the Oklahoma City Thunder and not the Grizzlies. Perhaps this means it would be best if Drew sat out games against the Thunder for the next couple of years.