LOS ANGELES (AP) -Lakers center Andrew Bynum was helped off the court with a sprained left knee early in the third quarter of Sunday night’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
The 20-year-old Bynum, a key factor in the Lakers’ excellent start this season, came down on teammate Lamar Odom’s left foot while going for a rebound under the Memphis basket and dropped to the floor in obvious pain, clutching his knee.
Lakers spokesman John Black said X-rays of Bynum’s knee were negative, but an MRI would be taken Monday and Bynum wouldn’t travel to Seattle for that night’s game against the SuperSonics.”
UPDATE – Andrew Bynum on AM570 after the game:
Recap from ClubLakers: hurts on the knee cap mainly
no pops heard at all, hurts when he bends thats all
never injured this knee
he can put weight on it and move it and walk
it is feeling far better
they iced it and starting feeling better immediately.
isn’t extremely concerned about the injury.
can move it side-2-side