L.A. Times: Perhaps Lakers center Andrew Bynum is wondering why his luck has been so tested after signing a contract extension. His latest mishap was suffering a strained right rotator cuff injury during practice today.
Although the team listed Bynum as day to day, he said he will play when the Lakers are host to the Clippers on Wednesday night at Staples Center.
Bynum injured the shoulder while trying to block Chris Mihm’s attempted dunk and the two collided while airborne. Bynum said his arm was yanked back.
“It’s just a little tight,” Bynum said.
Bynum said he’ll get treatment and will be ready to go.
“I’ll be at practice tomorrow and the game on Wednesday,” he said.
“I don’t think it’s going to bother him to come back to practice tomorrow,” Coach Phil Jackson said. “It was just the normal action that happens in basketball a lot.”
Bynum said he didn’t hear a pop and wasn’t concerned about the injury being serious.
Bynum signed a four-year, $57.4-million contract extension Thursday, and in his first game Saturday at Denver, Bynum had a poor outing.