Bynum had his right knee drained yesterday. He’s a little concerned because it’s the most fluid he’s had there since Finals w/ LA vs Boston.
— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) March 18, 2014
When Andrew Bynum entered his first game as a Pacer last Tuesday and immediately looked like a dominant presence, it seemed to good to be true. Well now, some are fearing it was, as the injury-prone big man will not even fly with the team to New York because of the swelling in his right knee. He will stay in Indianapolis for treatment.
Yesterday, Bynum reportedly had an MRI and doctors also drained his uber-swollen knee of built-up fluid. He says it was the most fluid he has had in his knee since he played for the Lakers, according to Scott Agness of Pacers.com and Conrad Brunner of 1070 The Fan.
“This one is a little concerning for me because it caused a lot more fluid,” he said. “I haven’t had that much fluid in there since like the (2010) Boston Finals in L.A.”
That was almost four years ago.
“It’s not fun,” Bynum added. “It is what it is at this point.”
And Brunner, reporting on Twitter.
It’s likely too soon to know how damaging this will be for Bynum going forward. The news sounds very bad, however, and reactions are predictably leaning towards worst-case scenarios.
Seems like Bynum’s #Pacers chapter will read like this: 11.5 points and 9.5 boards per game. Two games, $1 million.
— Andrew Perna (@Andrew_Perna) March 18, 2014
Our fear may be coming true. Andrew Bynum is built out of Bob Sanders.
— Peter Dunn (@PeteThePlanner) March 18, 2014
So Bynum was fun while it lasted
— Nicky Mags (@Spread_Eagle_17) March 18, 2014
yeahhhhhh i don’t think bynum’s gonna help that much against the heat
— Aviate (@CSAviate) March 18, 2014
Bynum the type of guy to take 2 years off for a knee injury then play a game then get his knee drained again
— Denim Chicken (@Johnballsacks) March 18, 2014