anyone surprised? andrew bynum now OUT INDEFINITELY

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PHILADELPHIA -- Saying Andrew Bynum's knees "are not the same" as when they traded for him in August, the Philadelphia 76ers are now not sure when Bynum be able to play for them -- if he plays for them at all.

Two weeks after the team announced they hoped Bynum would be cleared to return to practice on Dec. 10, Sixers general manager Tony DiLeo said Saturday the team no longer has any timeline for Bynum to return.

"Bottom line is Andrew is out indefinitely," DiLeo said before the Sixers played the Oklahoma City Thunder. "There are no timelines, we just have to wait and see how he reacts."


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Bynum currently has bone bruises in both knees and is dealing with what his doctors call a "weakened cartilage state." He is believed to have done some additional damage by a night out bowling two weeks ago.

DiLeo said the state of Bynum's knees has worsened since the team traded for him and it's changed the team's risk outlook.

"His knees now and the MRIs are not the same, it's a different type (of) situation," DiLeo said. "At the time of the trade we had four doctors look at his MRI; we knew it was a calculated risk. We also knew we were getting the second-best center in the league, a franchise-type player. We took that risk."

Bynum is still doing low-impact rehab and the team is hoping that rest will heal the cartilage. DiLeo said the team is consulting experts around the world and examining Bynum's rehab closely. There will be no more bowling and DiLeo said Bynum has been instructed to avoid any activity that could cause stress on the knees.

"(The bowling injury) is an unfortunate situation, when the cartilage is in a weakened state anything can happen," DiLeo said. "Basically you can't do anything that is going to jeopardize any kind of rehab."

Neither the Sixers nor Bynum have talked about a surgical option to repair the cartilage, a move that could knock Bynum out for a year. Last week Bynum said: "There's no surgical procedures that will really help or are safe to do at the moment. I've just got to bide my time."

Bynum is in the final year of his contract that pays him $16.5 million. The Sixers traded All-Star Andre Iguodala, young prospects Moe Harkless and Nikola Vucevic and a future first-round pick to get Bynum and veteran guard Jason Richardson. They had hoped to sign him to a long-term contract next summer.

DiLeo said the team is still hoping Bynum will heal but admits it is already having to look at other scenarios.

"We hope he will back, we're anticipating he will be back at some point," DiLeo said. "We have plans for the future if he is not back with us but we want to plan on him being here long term."
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  • KeepOnPushingKeepOnPushing Posts: 17,548 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "The truth is that the 7-foot, 285-pound former All-Star center who has yet to play a game as a Sixer may be out for the season and will learn in December, at the earliest, whether he’ll require surgery that could sideline him for up to a year."

    One internationally respected orthopedic surgeon, who is not involved with Bynum’s treatment and has not seen his MRIs, told The News Journal that all of the information that has been released by the player and the Sixers points to a likely diagnosis of osteochondritis dessicans lesions. The surgeon said that if this is the case, there’s a small chance that Bynum’s knees could heal sufficiently on their own in time for him to return for the playoffs this season, but called that scenario “wishing on a star.”

    He added that "if the 25-year-old returns to the court too early and the lesions become large enough, the condition could become career threatening."

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  • P swayze166P swayze166 Posts: 1,978 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Damn Lakers really played this one out well.....holy shit what a tragedy of a season it would be right now for laker fans if he was still on the roster
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  • infamous114infamous114 Down in Miami where it's warm in the winter. Posts: 29,261 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lakers stay winning.
    P swayze166VulcanRavenpurpngoldCP203
  • DaBullDaBull Posts: 7,247 ✭✭✭✭✭
    all hail Mitch
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  • greenwood1921greenwood1921 Posts: 47,115 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is why the NFL is stingy with the guaranteed money. lol
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  • northside7northside7 Posts: 18,615 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2012
    Damn Lakers really played this one out well.....holy shit what a tragedy of a season it would be right now for laker fans if he was still on the roster

    Not another year of "The Brace."
    Lakers stay winning.

    Damn right..
  • lamontbdclamontbdc Posts: 16,436 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Philly didn't sign him to an extension did they? He's starting to go the way of Yao Ming
  • ShencotheMCShencotheMC KING Posts: 23,557 ✭✭✭✭✭
    lamontbdc wrote: »
    Philly didn't sign him to an extension did they? He's starting to go the way of Yao Ming

    Nope, and we got rid of iggy too. Oh well
  • MR.CJMR.CJ Posts: 52,044 ✭✭✭✭✭
    lakers won
  • ATTSATTS Posts: 6,663 ✭✭✭✭✭
    MR.CJ wrote: »
    lakers won

    As always
    VulcanRaven
  • ShencotheMCShencotheMC KING Posts: 23,557 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Oh well. Get millsap or jefferson with that cap space we'll have left when Bynum leave
  • DaBullDaBull Posts: 7,247 ✭✭✭✭✭
    lamontbdc wrote: »
    Philly didn't sign him to an extension did they? He's starting to go the way of Yao Ming

    Yao made at least 4 all star teams and was a top player for years......not just 1
    southsil4lilVulcanRaven
  • MillzOGMillzOG OG Posts: 11,259 Regulator
    Lol I swear everytime I see his face in that commercial on NBA tv I wanna cause him physical harm b.
  • usmarin3usmarin3 Posts: 35,466 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2012
    That nigga needs to live in a gravity free chamber


    Kneesus = Zordon
    Green ranger = Bynum
    Black ranger = Greg Oden
    Yellow ranger = Brandon Roy
    Pink Ranger = Eric Gordon
    Blue Ranger = Stoudemire
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  • joseph sunjoseph sun Posts: 6,768 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "The truth is that the 7-foot, 285-pound former All-Star center who has yet to play a game as a Sixer may be out for the season and will learn in December, at the earliest, whether he’ll require surgery that could sideline him for up to a year."

    One internationally respected orthopedic surgeon, who is not involved with Bynum’s treatment and has not seen his MRIs, told The News Journal that all of the information that has been released by the player and the Sixers points to a likely diagnosis of osteochondritis dessicans lesions. The surgeon said that if this is the case, there’s a small chance that Bynum’s knees could heal sufficiently on their own in time for him to return for the playoffs this season, but called that scenario “wishing on a star.”

    aka fake doctor, and fabricated story
    greenwood1921
  • P swayze166P swayze166 Posts: 1,978 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2012
    joseph sun wrote: »
    "The truth is that the 7-foot, 285-pound former All-Star center who has yet to play a game as a Sixer may be out for the season and will learn in December, at the earliest, whether he’ll require surgery that could sideline him for up to a year."

    One internationally respected orthopedic surgeon, who is not involved with Bynum’s treatment and has not seen his MRIs, told The News Journal that all of the information that has been released by the player and the Sixers points to a likely diagnosis of osteochondritis dessicans lesions. The surgeon said that if this is the case, there’s a small chance that Bynum’s knees could heal sufficiently on their own in time for him to return for the playoffs this season, but called that scenario “wishing on a star.”

    aka fake doctor, and fabricated story

    I know as sixer fan u might be mad or not want to believe the worst, but it is what it is.....I'm actually sad for yall that you didnt get atleast a good year out of him, cuz when drew is locked in he is fun to watch and is a DOMINANT force.....albeit might only be a few games a year, but It is fun to watch, especially if you are a big man or a fan of big man in the post etc.....drew could live his life post ball just running clinics for big men on how to keep the ball high and use your body to create space effectively
  • south4lifesouth4life Bama Repesenta! Posts: 7,890 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is the dumbest nigga ever, why are u bowling when u are rehabing your leg in the first place?
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  • gman82gman82 Posts: 1,496 ✭✭✭✭
    That brace Bynum wears looks like a trap from some shit set up by Jigsaw out of Saw.....

    maybe that's what is and why he keeps having problems


    "Lets play a game.......you've had knee problems your entire career, you took a unwanted 3 pointer in your career one people will not forget, you've laughed at Pau getting dunked on...you grew your hair out on some Ike Turner shit ..Put on the brace and never take it off, if you take it off at any point in your life you will suffer, shower with it..take a shit with it on, Watch Abella Anderson with it on...but if you ever take it off....You...Will....Pay"


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    Flat line.....


  • DR. JEKDR. JEK Posts: 3,574 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Atleast The Lakers got rid of that crash test dummy before his value depreciated to negative 2000, good looking out Mitch Culpcheck.
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