Andrew Bynum had an MRI on his swollen knee on Monday and didn’t fly with the team to New York after having fluid drained from the join, instead remaining in Indianapolis for treatment. Three days later, his knee is still swollen and balky, and his coach told Scott Agness of Pacers.com that Bynum will be out “a little while.”
UPDATE: The team has since announced that he will be out “indefinitely.”
It’s hard to know exactly what that means.
In geological time, “a little while” could be the time that it took the Andes mountain range to form. On the other hand, I remember when I was a kid and my mom said I could have ice cream in “a little while,” even if it was only a half an hour later, that felt like forever.
Frank Vogel’s version of “a little while” is probably somewhere in between those two.
But rather than guessing, we can probably assume that Bynum, who missed the entire 2012-13 season with a knee injury and hasn’t been fully healthy for years, will be sidelined for a few more games.
Don’t expect him to return until further notice.