Andrew Bynum was interviewed on ABC. He gave us an update on his knee injury.
O.C. Register: Lakers coach Phil Jackson has started to mildly chastise reporters who have the temerity to ask the status of the injured Andrew Bynum.
So, Bynum issued his own status report Sunday in th Lakers’ locker room, during the second quarter of the game against the Dallas Mavericks, in an exclusive interview with ESPN reporter Lisa Salters.
Salters asked how Bynum’s right knee felt and the Lakers’ 21-year old center answered, “It feels pretty good right now. Forwad and backward (movement) is fine. I’m able to run on the treadmill, able to back peddle.”
Bynum acknowledged that he continues to feel pain when he attempts any lateral movement but he is hopeful that he only is a couple of weeks away from being able to practice.
“This week we hope to get back on the court and start shooting and doing drills,” Bynum said.
Bynum has been sidelined since suffering a torn medial collateral ligament of the right knee in a game Jan. 31, against the Memphis Grizzlies.