L.A. Times: A little over a week after leaving the team in New York, Lakers center Andrew Bynum appeared at practice Monday and gave Lakers Coach Phil Jackson an update on his injury.

Bynum suffered a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee Jan. 31 against the Memphis Grizzlies and after getting an exam in New York the next day, he was told he would be out eight to 12 weeks.

Jackson said Bynum informed him that he had flexibility in the knee and he showed off a brace he was wearing.

“He said the swelling is minimum right now that he has,” Jackson said. “He’s walking without aid. So he feels pretty good about what he’s doing. We know that this first two weeks is going to be kind of sketchy. As he starts healing, things will start changing a little bit.”