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’.”