Mar 15, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Indiana Pacers center Andrew Bynum (17) is defended by Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe (10) in the second quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Bynum Had Knee Drained After Worst Swelling Since His L.A. Days, Will Not Travel to New York

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.

From Agness:

“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.

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