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Bynum, underwent an MRI on Wednesday morning, and the Lakers are saying that it revealed a bone bruise. The injury is not deemed serious.

He is expected to be eady for the first game of the playoffs.

Bynum went down in the 2nd quarter after stepping on DeJuan Blair’s foot in Tuesday’s nights game against the San Antonio Spurs. Lakers trainer Gary Vitti accompanied him as he walked to the locker room.

Bynum, did not return to the game against the Spurs, and did not make the trip to Sacramento.

The knee he injured, is the same one that was surgically repaired this summer.

In six seasons with the Lakers, Bynum has only played in all 82 games once (2nd season – 2006-07)

In 53 games this season, Bynum is averaging 11.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game.