Come back to us, big fella.

L.A. Times: Andrew Bynum said he hoped to begin running in a swimming pool later this week, the latest step in his rehabilitation from a left knee injury that has sidelined him for more than five weeks.

The swelling is out of his knee and he has not had any setbacks in his recovery, although he will not return at the beginning of the timetable established by the Lakers of “at least eight weeks” from the time of the injury.

Bynum theoretically would have to be on the practice court next week if he were to return exactly at the eight-week mark of March 10. A return at an unspecified date later in March was more reasonable, a team official said.

Bynum has been working out on elliptical machines and sharpening his balance by stepping on and off exercise blocks.

“I’m feeling good, getting better, the swelling has gone down and I can walk around,” Bynum said Tuesday. “Hopefully this Thursday I can get in the pool.”

If that goes well, he would soon transition into running on a treadmill and building the muscles in his left leg. Bynum sustained a bone bruise in his knee and a partial dislocation of his kneecap in a mid-January game against Memphis.

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  • LakersOnFire

    glad to hear it. can’t wait til we get some players back.

  • Michael_23

    I’d love to see the Lakers at full strength. Especially tonight! But let’s not rush em in. I want to have Bynum as healthy as he was before he had the injury. Don’t want him in at 80%, or 90% but 110%. So he can jam it over Shaq in the playoffs. (If the Suns make it that far)

  • DCLAKER

    They are getting off real lucky since AB’s not playing.

  • Jack Nicholas

    luck?? it’s skills!! Kobe & Pau!!

  • http://swishtheball.net KOPAU BYDOM

    look at how great were doing, we will do even better with andrew back

    lets trade Radmanovic, Luke, and mihm for someone before the trade deadline

  • lakers fan 22

    NO!!! keep Radmanovic.

  • http://nba.com marksss

    yeh,,we need his shooting!!!!!!!!!1111

  • Phant0M

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    Unless we get someone like artest.

    NO.
    i doubt anyone would even want mihm considering
    he’s pretty much out for the rest of the year.

  • MILO

    Mihm is trash and i cant wait till Bynum get’s back.It’s championship time baby!!!