The Andrew Bynum timetable for recovery keeps getting extended. Initially it was thought Bynum’s recovery from his knee surgery would keep him out of camp yet he’d potentially be ready for the season opener. Then Bynum stated he’d be out of action until November and now Mike Bresnahan is reporting that Bynum will not be ready to play until December.
Phil Jackson isn’t so sure that Bynum has properly diagnosed himself.
“He’s been saying that,” Jackson said. “I don’t know why he’s talking about December. He can get weight-bearing activities started at the end of this month. Can you play in two weeks [after that]? Can you play in three weeks? Four weeks puts you at the end of November. So let’s just let it happen and not talk about what the timing is.”
It is clear that the Bynum issue is going to be a topic of debate this season. With so much at stake, Andrew delayed his surgery to attend the World Cup. While this fact was known when it happened, it was not until reports of his delayed return surfaced that it became an issue.
In addition, Kobe Bryant is also recovering from a knee surgery of his own and while he will be ready for the season opener he will not be at 100%.