Not a good way to start the weekend that’s for sure.

ESPN: Lakers starting center Andrew Bynum left Friday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves because of a strained left Achilles’ tendon.

Bynum exited the game with 10 minutes 9 seconds left in the third quarter and headed to the locker room along with Lakers trainer Gary Vitti where the 7-footer remained for the rest of the game.

The fifth-year center, who was averaging 20.0 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks during the Lakers’ four-game winning streak coming into Friday’s game, had 11 points on four-for-five shooting and five rebounds before leaving.

Bynum will be re-evaluated Saturday by team doctors.

  • Ashley

    Not again!

  • keepon_keepinon18

    Bynumite better come back strong when he does!

    • ah

      Nope, it’ll be the same as last year or the year before. He either won’t return or he’ll come back rusty without any game.

  • doodles

    Here we go again…….

  • http://yahoo jaydubb415

    I knew we should of traded him 4 bosh this dude breaks down more than a ford ( fix or repair daily ) and my last name is ford so i should know .Just 2 damm fragile he’s turning into the greg odom of LA or the yao ming of LA .The only way were going 2 get some real run on him we probably would have 2 sit him a month or 2 before the playoffs because he tends 2 get hurt right about this time . Was there any red flags about him while he was in high school if not i wish he would of went 2 college so we could have been warned about this injury prone dive before-hand damm damm damm !!!

    • Unamed

      Dude your so negative Bynum’s way stronger than Bosh in the paint and Kobe and Bynum play very well together!

  • 09champs!

    Everybody needs to chill, he´ll be ready for sometime this next road trip, c´mon now you´re saying we should´ve traded him now that he´s averaging 21 and 12 over the last 5 games , you´re kidding, right?

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  • KindSir

    Can we have a recall on his nickname and do a new vote? Then agree to re-name him Mr. Glass?

  • Unamed

    This injury is nothing, Lamar will start again. And everytime Lamar starts he always play good

  • j.dizzle

    LOL Im seriously starting to think 75% of ppl that post here are bandwagoners & are only happy when the Lakers are 100% healthy & beating teams by 20 or more..If some of you were Portland fans you would of given up a long time ago hahaa.This injury is nothing crazy, its not like somebody fell into his knee again..Its just inflammation in his foot from running a lot probably lately..Give him a week or two max & he’ll be back, just needs some rest & treatment. Joe Johnson just had the same thing & only missed 2 games. Drew has been playing well but Lamar always balls hard when he starts.

    • zoncolan1926

      Great comment. I hope no mistake. Bynum has played at a high level in March. Their numbers are an all-star player.

  • lakers0828

    All Thought I still Believe in Bynum The Guy just Cant Keep injury Like this its Realy Hurt Career as Far as becoming an Elite Center and an Allstar My suggestion to Future Centers Go to College and Get those Legs Strong and Hard before entering into the NBA Look at Greg Oden Or Yao that being said I do believe Bynum will become the Future Of the Lakers Get well Big Fella Lookin forward for your Return.

  • T-Dub

    All you guys who are counting on Bynum might as well shoot youselves now! He will never be more than a journeyman center. Remember Benoit Bengermin? Micheal Olowakandi? There you go!