VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
More
Betting Tools

 
Bynum has setback with other knee

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Injured Philadelphia 76ers all-star center Andrew Bynum said Friday he has suffered a ``setback'' in his return from a knee injury.

Advertisement
Bynum, acquired by Philadelphia in a four-team trade before the season, has yet to play for the Sixers and spoke before a game against Utah.

He has been recovering from a bone bruise on his right knee and his return has been pushed back three times since the beginning of training camp. The Sixers were hoping Bynum would be cleared to return to basketball activities by Dec. 10.

That date is now in question because of issues with his left knee. Bynum now said he has swelling and a bone bruise on both knees.

``I had a little bit of a setback,'' Bynum said. ``Just working through some issues with the right knee, I kind of have a mirror thing going on with the left knee. I don't know what's going on. The doctors are saying it's a weakened cartilage state, so we kind of wait, I guess. We can't do anything. I just have to wait for the cartilage to get strong.''

Bynum did say he targeted Dec. 10 as a possibility, with one to four weeks of basketball-related activity to follow, pushing his much-anticipated debut to anywhere from mid-to-late December to as late as mid-January.

``It's the same exact spot (as the right knee) with the cartilage,'' Bynum said. ``Just doing routine things and it started swelling up. No blunt-force injury or anything like that. It's the same timetable still.''

The Sixers are 4-4 without Bynum, including three straight losses at home.

Bynum announced in May, while still a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, that he was going to Germany in September for the Orthokine blood-spinning treatment in his knees that other professional athletes have sought. The Sixers announced before training camp that Bynum needed to delay his return to allow the effects of the Orthokine treatment to work.

The bone bruise in his right knee caused the Sixers to push the return date from training camp to the regular season and now possibly to midseason.

But the Sixers are still looking long term with Bynum, who's in the last year of his contract.

``My main concern is Andrew's health,'' Sixers general manager Tony DiLeo said. ``My main concern is big picture. We want to have a long relationship with him.''

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
News: NBA Win Total Update
Warriors hold off Rockets, 113-106
Heat top reeling Pistons at buzzer
Wolves end skid, beat Pacers on road
Bucks outlast Hornets, 'over' cashes
Hawks snap 7-game skid, edge Suns
76ers beat Nets, 'under' hits
Knicks' Noah admits to taking drugs
Pacers lose Stuckey for 4-6 weeks
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NBA Pro Basketball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NBA Hot Streaks
3-0 LN, 11-2 Run, 4-0 G-Plays
11-4 L15 Guarantees, +3,186 TY
4-0 Last Night, 16-8 L24 Picks
3-0 L3, 21-8 Streak, 11-4 G-Plays
8-3 L5 Days, +1,905 This Year
5-1 L6 Picks, 17-5 L22 Streak
11-5 Run, 5-0 Totals, 4-2 G-Plays
6-1 L7 G-Plays, 7-4 L2 Days
23-7 L30 Guaranteed Plays
3-0 L3, 28-10 Run, 26-9 G-Plays
5-0 L5, 8-2 L10 Guarantees
3-1 L3 Days, 5-2 L7, 10-4 L14
4-1 L5 NBA Selections
8-4 L12 NBA Guarantees
6-2 L8 G-Plays, 7-3 L10 Picks
11-5 L16 Picks, 12-4 L16 Totals
4-1 L5 Guaranteed Plays
NBA Pro Basketball Expert Sports Picks
2016 NBA SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Alex Smart + 3186
Kevin Rogers + 1905
Chip Chirimbes + 1453
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
Micah Roberts + 778
Scott Rickenbach + 551
Marc Lawrence + 480
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Kyle Hunter 57 %
Alex Smart 56 %
Kevin Rogers 55 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Alex Smart + 3110
Chip Chirimbes + 2193
The Gold Sheet + 1282
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bill Marzano + 1431
Paul Bovi + 807
NeiltheGreek + 750
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 1579
Kevin Rogers + 1267
Jimmy Boyd + 921
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership