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Andrew Bynum only has a bone bruise

Posted on: April 13, 2011 4:51 pm
Edited on: April 13, 2011 4:54 pm
 
Andrew Bynum's MRI reveals only a bone bruise, and he is expected to play this weekend in first-round playoff series Game 1. 
Posted by Matt Moore

And the good luck for the Lakers keeps on rolling. Andrew Bynum dodged a major bullet after going down with a knee injury last night. The Lakers released a statement today informing media that Bynum's MRI only revealed a bone bruise, and no structural damage. He's probable to play this weekend in the Lakers' home playoff opener. 

Getting Bynum back will boost the spirits of fans who were fearing the worst Tuesday night. With Bynum in the lineup, the Lakers still feature the longest frontcourt three-man rotation with Bynum, Pau Gasol, and Lamar Odom which make them nearly impossible to guard and keep off the offensive glass. The Lakers had been on a five game slump until Tuesday night's win over a starter-resting Spurs club. But the losing streak is over, the team can lock up the 2 seed against the Kings Wednesday night, and Bynum will be back for the playoffs. 

Additionally, an MRI for Matt Barnes reveals no damage following knee surgery. He's good to go for the playoffs as well. 

Everything's coming up Lakers, as usual.
Comments

Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: April 14, 2011 1:34 pm
 

Andrew Bynum only has a bone bruise




Since: Feb 7, 2008
Posted on: April 13, 2011 10:13 pm
 

Andrew Bynum only has a bone bruise

Still need to beat Sacramento tonight in the possible last game ever at Arco Arena.  Also Lakers on back end of a back to back and starters played major minutes last night.  Lakers slip to 3 and they get to play Portland in the first round.  The last 2 teams the Lakers need to play are Portland or Oklahoma City...The 5 other teams the Lakers match up very well against.   



Since: Mar 14, 2011
Posted on: April 13, 2011 9:38 pm
 

Andrew Bynum only has a bone bruise

please rest him.  Bynums got knees like the scarecrow from the wizard of oz.  Lakers FTW!!!



Since: Oct 20, 2009
Posted on: April 13, 2011 8:51 pm
 

Andrew Bynum only has a bone bruise

Note to Kupchak:  Please, please, please sit Bynum in the first round.  We don't need him until the second round begins


Definitely a wise move



Since: May 28, 2008
Posted on: April 13, 2011 8:42 pm
 

Andrew Bynum only has a bone bruise

Maybe this scare is what the Lakers needed as motivation. Lets get um! I smell 3 peat!



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: April 13, 2011 6:59 pm
 

Andrew Bynum only has a bone bruise

Thank goodness...   i was like "you must be joking!  again?????"  i thought he might have been allergic to playoff basketball!    GREAT NEWS,  GO LAKE SHOW!



Since: May 28, 2008
Posted on: April 13, 2011 6:12 pm
 

Andrew Bynum only has a bone bruise

Ok now its time to play ball!!! Lets get this 3peat done!



Since: Jan 31, 2009
Posted on: April 13, 2011 6:02 pm
 

Andrew Bynum only has a bone bruise

Exhale........



Since: Feb 10, 2010
Posted on: April 13, 2011 6:02 pm
 

Andrew Bynum only has a bone bruise

Note to Kupchak:  Please, please, please sit Bynum in the first round.  We don't need him until the second round begins.



Since: May 9, 2010
Posted on: April 13, 2011 5:51 pm
 

Andrew Bynum only has a bone bruise

This is very surprising. It looked horrific when he went down. I could barely stand to watch the replays. Any bets on how long he'll last before he goes down? Surely he won't make it through the playoffs.


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