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Andrew Bynum injury: 76ers' star to undergo season-ending surgery

Andrew Bynum's season is over before it even began. The 76ers' center will undergo season-ending arthroscopic surgery on both of his injured knees.

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Did the 76ers make a huge mistake?

In light of Andrew Bynum's season-ending injury, is it fair to say the Philadelphia 76ers messed up by dealing for him over the summer? Here's why that question can't be properly answered until the summer.


76ers unsure about Bynum free agency

The Philadelphia 76ers reportedly don't really know how to handle Andrew Bynum's impending free agency, and the team could be going toward major changes in the team's behind-the-scenes personnel and coaching staff.


Bynum's season is over

Andrew Bynum's season is officially over. The 76ers' center will have surgery on both knees Tuesday, raising questions about his future in Philadelphia.


Bynum considering knee surgery

The Andrew Bynum situation continues to get worse and worse for the 76ers, as the center is now considering arthroscopic surgery on his right knee after suffering yet another setback.


Andrew Bynum not sure if he will play this season

Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum admitted to reporters on Friday that he is experiencing swelling in his knee after he engaged in 5-on-5 drills with the team one week prior.


Sixers' Bynum experiencing knee swelling

The Philadelphia 76ers can't seem to catch a break this season, as Bynum may have suffered another injury-related setback.


Bynum practices, not close to court return

We have good news and bad news on the Andrew Bynum front.


More pain for Bynum

Andrew Bynum's injured knees continue to nag him, with recent workouts causing more pain than had been expected, once again derailing a return from bone bruises in both knees.


Andrew Bynum doing more work as he nears return

Injured Sixers center Andrew Bynum is putting in more and more work each day as he gets closer to a return. Bynum hopes to be back sometime around the All-Star Break.


Bynum working out, breaking treadmills

Andrew Bynum's workouts are progressing -- he's doing some on-court work -- except for the fact that he can't always work out because the treadmill the Philadelphia 76ers bought him is constantly breaking.


Bynum eyes return at All-Star break

Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum said he hopes to return from his knee troubles at the NBA All-Star break.


Andrew Bynum will reportedly increase activity

Andrew Bynum has yet to see the floor this season for Philadelphia, but the 76ers said Friday that he is healing well and can increase his activity.


Andrew Bynum still having pain in left knee

Andrew Bynum said his right knee is feeling better but his left knee is still causing pain.


Andrew Bynum out indefinitely

Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum is now out indefinitely, according to reports.


Bynum's knee is a growing concern

Andrew Bynum was supposed to put the 76ers over the top, but he can't seem to get healthy.


Andrew Bynum says he injured knee while bowling

Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum confirmed to the media that he hurt his knee while bowling.


Andrew Bynum hurts his knee bowling

Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum did more damage to his knee while bowling, according to a report.


Bynum: 8-12 week absence was 'original plan'

The news that Andrew Bynum would not return to the court until late December or early January following a knee injury in September has been characterized as a setback for the Philadelphia 76ers' star. However, if you ask Bynum himself, this was the plan all along. Via CSN Philly:

"It's not a setback. It really was the original plan," Bynum said. "I was talking to my doctor and he said it would take eight to 12 weeks. That's a few months' time. I'm feeling better every day, and we took an MRI on Nov. 5 and it showed that the bone bruise is getting better."

The 76ers have been purposely open-ended with Bynum's recovery in recent weeks, but they did initially say that he would return on October 24 if everything went right. Clearly, not everything has gone right for Bynum since then, so it's odd for Bynum to suggest that 8-12 weeks was the "original plan." Perhaps it was the original plan once it became clear that Bynum would not make that October 24 date.

Bynum had a knee procedure in September and has not returned to the court since. He had what was described as a "routine" injection in October to help facilitate a return, but it has not worked quite as planned.


Andrew Bynum might not return until January

Andrew Bynum's return to the practice court for the Philadelphia 76ers is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 10 after the center's doctor added three additional weeks to his recovery from knee issues.


Bynum ruled out for season opener

Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum has been officially ruled out for the season opener Wednesday, according to

A statement from the team said there is no time frame for his return:

"While Andrew and the 76ers are both eager for him to resume game play as soon as possible, given the long regular season and the playoffs, the team intends to act with caution as to the date of his return," read a statement issued by the team.

The 76ers will host the Denver Nuggets at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Bynum has been battling knee problems for the last month. He had Orthokine therapy on the knee in late September and hasn't played since.

As of two weeks ago, it was expected that Bynum would play in the season opener.

Bynum was traded from the Los Angeles Lakers to the 76ers over the summer in a four-team deal. Bynum was one of the biggest pieces in the trade, as well as Magic center Dwight Howard going to the Lakers.

Bynum, who turned 25 on Saturday, had his best season of his career last year. He averaged 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. He's played in 392 games in seven seasons with the Lakers.


Bynum has setback, still not cleared for practice

Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum experienced discomfort in his knee on Wednesday and the club announced shortly thereafter that he has not been cleared to practice. General manager Tony DiLeo stated that he will be out until he is pain free, according to Dei Lynam of CSN Philadelphia.

Bynum, who's dealing with a knee injury, has not practiced or appeared in a Sixers preseason game in 2012, but reports surfaced that he would likely join the team on the practice floor this week. He was with the Sixers at practice on Wednesday, but according to Tom Moore, he abruptly stopped during a drill after experiencing discomfort in the knee. DiLeo added that the center is not running yet, and the club is setting no timetable for his return.

The Sixers have looked impressive in the preseason so far, particularly on the offensive end of the floor. The addition of Bynum in the middle would provide the huge boost they were expecting when they joined the blockbuster trade with the Lakers this summer. He was expected back for the opener, but DiLeo stated with every day that he misses, it's less likely he'll be available. Bynum said he would join the team as soon as he possibly can, and left the door open that he could be ready for the opener.

The Sixers open the regular season in one week at home against former star Andre Iguodala and the Denver Nuggets.


Bynum to have another knee procedure

Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum will undergo another procedure on his right knee in an attempt to be fully healthy for the team's regular-season opener, according to Dei Lynam of CSN Philadelphia. The treatment was already planned. It involves lubricating the knee joint, Lynam reports.

The hope is that Bynum returns by late October, which is the target date when his absence was first announced earlier this month. Bynum underwent Orthokine therapy in Germany in September, the same procedure Kobe Bryant had in the summer of 2011. The 76ers have held Bynum out of training camp and preseason as a means to aid his recovery.

Bynum was acquired by the 76ers in a four-team trade that sent Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers. Last season was Bynum's best as a pro, as he averaged 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. He played in all but six games last year, but missed 47, 32, 17 and 28 games, respectively, in the previous four seasons with different leg injuries.

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