Lakers watching Bynum’s foot injury, but he should play

    L.A. Times: Lakers center Andrew Bynum was at the team’s shoot-around this morning and said he felt OK. He is expected to play tonight against the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center.

    Bynum suffered a right foot injury in Tuesday’s win over New Jersey and tests showed that a small bone spur had chipped off the foot, causing pain and inflammation.

    Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said today, “We are confident he is going to play but it is still going to be a game-time decision.” Bynum was hurt in the first quarter of Tuesday’s game when he collided with the Nets’ Vince Carter, Jackson said.

    Bynum played 27 minutes in that game and had 15 points and six rebounds while battling against New Jersey’s 7-foot rookie center Brook Lopez. Bynum, who had five fouls, played into the fourth quarter and finally came out as the Lakers built a big lead.

    His condition worsened the next day.

    “There are concerns,” Jackson said about Bynum. “If he can play, then he’ll be OK. If there are problems, we’ll have to monitor his actions.”

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    • http://TheVerveNerve.com Billy Kupchak

      hmmm, give him some Verve & he’ll be GOOD 2 GO! :cool:

    • http://swishtheball.net thelakerfuture

      have either lamar or mihm start
      PG Fish
      SG Kobe
      SF VLad
      PF Pau
      C Mihm

      or

      PG Lamar
      SG fish
      SF Kobe
      PF VLad
      C Pau

      just for the next 2 or 3 games so that bynum can recover from his injury, we don’t want to ruin his future

    • xtro

      Gracias a Dios.

    • kobe-wankenobi

      bynum is injury prone… too bad
      after 12 games he already got another bad injury that soon or later will need a surgery…
      disappointing