News out of Philadelphia couldn’t be worse for the Sixers who are trying to make a run this year with former Laker, Andrew Bynum as their centerpiece player. Brian Windhorst and Chris Broussard from ESPN, are reporting that Bynum might have done additional damage to his knees while bowling.
Multiple sources told ESPN on Saturday that Bynum suffered an unspecified injury this month while bowling. On Friday, Bynum revealed that — on top of the issues with his right knee that could keep him sidelined until January — he also had suffered a “setback” with his left knee.
“I had a little bit of a setback, and we’re just working through some issues with the right knee,” Bynum said before the Sixers beat the Utah Jazz on Friday night. “I kind of have a mirror thing going on with my left knee. I don’t know what’s going on, but the doctors are saying pretty much that it’s a weakened cartilage state.”
There are several activities NBA players are prohibited from participating in, but bowling is not one of them. Bynum is an avid bowler and is known to love playing the sport. Bynum still has yet to play in any games, much less practice is still experiencing swelling in his knees.
“I’ve just got to wait for the cartilage to get stronger, and that’s pretty much what’s going on,” Bynum said. “The pain is about the same, but there is swelling in both knees that we have under control. It’s the same spot, bone bruise on both sides.”