Good luck Drew!

Lakers: The Lakers confirmed Monday night that center Andrew Bynum will undergo minor surgery on July 28 to correct a small tear of the anterior horn of his lateral meniscus in the right knee that he suffered in Game 6 of Round 1 of the playoffs.

Bynum had previously speculated that the surgery would take place on July 18.

The 22-year-old had the knee drained on June 22, and subsequently took some time off, highlighted by a trip to watch the World Cup in South Africa with some of his high school friends just a few days after becoming a two-time NBA champion.

Bynum impressed the organization, his coaches and his teammates by battling through pain in that knee all the way through Game 7 of the Finals, offering his paint presence at both ends while averaging 8.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.57 blocks in 24 minutes.

His importance to the Lakers was also felt in the regular season: when he and Pau Gasol were both healthy, the team went 38-12 (.76); when one or both didn’t play, L.A. was just 19-13 (.59).

The New Jersey native opened the season by amassing double-doubles in eight of L.A.’s first nine games, averaging 18.4 points and 11.8 rebounds in Gasol’s absence (hamstring). Then in March, Bynum was heating up down the stretch, averaging 20.0 points and 10.3 rebounds in a four-game period before his regular season ended with a strained Achilles injury.

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  • Michael

    Damn! Bout time Drew. We need you healthy and 100% in training camp. Hope all goes well.

  • kobebyrantfinalmvp

    i hope kb24 will do the same thing having his finger and knee fix we need both 100% for the heat battle the 3 clown

    • 6’9

      you sound scared whos to say the heat gonna make it to the finals you must be brainwashed by ESPN fuck what they do WE are in the west they have to see us to be champs

  • daboss1848

    sounds eerily reminsiscent . . .
    “Since I suffered the injury on company time, why shouldn’t I also be able to get surgery and do recovery on company time?”

  • LakErS 3 pEaT

    Why didn’t he take care of this right after the nba finals? This doesn’t sound right… something is up again… He will get hurt again trust me… This sounds fishy. He’s always hurt -shaking my head-

    • tHE ONE!

      i want to stay possitive but i also agree that he should have gone through surgery right aftert game 7!!!

  • LakErS 3 pEaT

    I don’t believe in this guy anymore… just stay unhealthy man… Every freaking year…

  • rondo

    You guys with your negative minds get on my nerve. Get well Andrew.

    • Vic

      I agree, you guys are so ungrateful with what he has done for the organization. It wasn’t his fault that he has these big knee injures. Give him a break..

  • Jack Y.

    Andrew didn’t do the surgery after the finals because he wanted to watch the FIBA in person. Further, he mentioned that he would strength his knee when he got back from that. Strengthening his knee prior to surgery would speed up the recovery/rehab time.

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    so he`s lazy and STUPID?

    • tHE ONE!

      hahahaha LMFAO!!!!!!!

  • Get It 2gether!

    Well, I felt like in the beginning of his career. He had some upside to his game. But the way he played. I thought he would be another Elden Campbell. He worked with Kareem and his game improve. It looked like he could be a potential allstar and play against Dwight Howard. But he couldn’t stay healthy near the first half of the season. Each year, you hope he would play the whole season and the playoffs. He almost did this year. Except for the end of the regular season, I do give him props for playing through pain in the playoffs. I gain respect for him again. But I don’t know if he is going to go through this each year. I just hope he is healthy for the playoffs next year. God speed

  • 242LakerFan

    While the problem is a painful one, the corrective surgery is fairly minor and recovery time is not very long. I don’t see anyone from the team complaining about his timing. If he and the medical guys (you know, the ones with the white coats and the funky letters after their names?) think this is early enough for him to recover and get into an off-season training regimen as he describes, I’m willing to take their word.
    God, I’m such a brainwashed apologist fanboy!

    • tHE ONE!

      whos to say this really is minor??? maybe there is something they are not saying! the Zen master strikes again! and this time the Zen master being the whole team!

      • 242LakerFan

        You’re getting into tin foil helmet territory there, aren’t you?

        • tHE ONE!

          tell me this! would u agree with the Lakers as a whole b n to hesitant with “minor procedures” for the last few season, particularly Kobe with his fingers??? it seems to me like all the Laker players are now wearing a finger sleave…

  • NBAmazingKB24

    We need you back and healthy!
    Good Luck!

  • Leo

    There’s plenty of time for him to heal – just look at Brandon Roy!

  • lakers0828

    I hope He can Perform For Us Healthy For 1 whole Season im if he doesnt Stay healthy next yr im my Level of Confidence for Bynum will Drop Down a notch or More