The center is beginning a second week of jogging in a therapeutic pool in his recovery from a dislocated kneecap. He probably won’t play until late March or early April.
L.A. Times: Andrew Bynum began his second week of jogging in a therapeutic pool, although there still wasn’t a specific target date for his return.
He hasn’t started jogging on a treadmill, the next step in his rehabilitation, making a late March or early April return date more likely.
The Lakers, however, were not concerned with Bynum’s overall progress.
“I think it’s going well,” Lakers spokesman John Black said. “There’s the normal amount of pain and swelling that goes with it, but there have been no negative reactions.”
Bynum has had three sessions in the pool and will have three or four more over the next week or so. If he feels no pain at that point, he will begin jogging slowly on the treadmill, gradually increasing his speed and distance.
Bynum won’t play in time to hit the early side of the team’s initial timetable of “at least eight weeks” for him to return. He has missed 22 games since sustaining a deep bone bruise in his left knee and a brief dislocation of the left kneecap in a Jan. 13 game against Memphis.