Andrew Bynum got banged up a bit too; he also sat out the 2nd half of the Portland game.

L.A. Times: Center is wearing two knee braces and he sits out the second half because of a hip contusion.

Lakers center Andrew Bynum has been wearing another knee brace, this one because of swelling in his sore left knee.

Bynum said he was injured when he collided with Charlotte Bobcats forward Stephen Jackson during Wednesday night’s game at Staples Center.

Bynum still played in the game Friday night against the Denver Nuggets and Saturday night against Portland, but he is in pain.

Bynum started at center against the Trail Blazers, but he didn’t look mobile. He logged only nine minutes, and didn’t play at all in the second half because of a right hip contusion.

“It’s some swelling in it and I’m trying to get it out,” Bynum said of the knee before the game. “The only way to do that is rest. So over the All-Star break with that time that we have, I should be able to get back.”

That it’s the same knee that he had surgery on didn’t leave Bynum nervous. “I knew it was swollen up,” he said. “But it’s not anything that’s going to be too bad.

“It’s like a pain thing [and] range of motion. I’ve just got to get the swelling out and get back up. I’ll be getting treatment and just chillin’.”

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  • Luke makes me Puke

    The offense ran so much better in the second half with Bynumb out. Also didn’t hurt that in the second half Puke kept his butt on the bench where it belongs. The garbage shots he foisted up while he was on the floor were a joke.

  • http://57.amklac a Million Misses!

    bynum knows he`s as brittle as bryant…while their out those two can get their nails done together…bonding……………go lakers

  • Andrew Bynum

    I am useless to the Lakers Nation. Trade my soft ass now!

  • lakerfan90

    hope drew isnt going to have an injury plagued career (sure looks like it)…

    • Andrew Bynum

      Which is why you must trade me!

  • 09champs!

    hey chris manning, where can i e-mail you?
    i wanna know if you have the usa vs spain gold medal game, i just saw the highlights on youtube, and remembered that in one of your videos you put some plays of that game?

  • LakersBabe

    here we go again. bynum just can’t stay healthy. maybe he needs a few games off to rest.

  • http://vinginor@aol.com onlyone laker fan in L.A.

    This guy shows that he can play and we get behind him and support him even with his lack of experince.
    But every season he is hurt.
    The guy may never develope. Wishing does not count for champs,