Here is one report – I for one am confident he’ll be back before the post-season. But here is an update none the less…
O.C. Register: Lakers coach Phil Jackson announced Thursday that injured center Andrew Bynum and rookie Sun Yue would remain behind when the Lakers commence on their longest road trip of the season – a seven-game, 12-day excursion that begins Friday when they leave for Saturday’s game against the Chicago Bulls.
Bynum will continue his rehabilitation program for a torn medial collateral ligament that he suffered Jan. 31, in a game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Sun, who was reassigned to the Lakers’ D-League affiliate Los Angeles D-Fenders, has the opportunity to play in at least three games while the Lakers are on the road.
Jackson said that it appears as though Bynum remains a month away from being able to play again which means the 21-year old center would miss the remaining regular-season games and not be back until the playoffs.
“He’ll just have to do it,” Jackson said, when asked if Bynum would be able to slip seamlessly back into the lineup, in a pressure-packed playoff round, without the benefit of playing in a few final regular-season games.