Andrew Bynum Sits With Sore Ankle, Reportedly Fined By Lakers

Andrew Bynum sustained a sprained ankle in the first quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday. He wasn't initially expected to miss any time, but he was forced to sit out on Tuesday.

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Andrew Bynum Sits With Injury, Reportedly Fined By Lakers

Andrew Bynum has a sprained ankle, and is not playing for the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night against the New Jersey Nets. The Lakers confirmed via Twitter before the game that Bynum would be sitting out and that Josh McRoberts would start in his place. Even though the team didn't previously believe Bynum would miss any time, it's not much of a story that he's sitting out for a game against the Nets with a sprained ankle. The story is that, in addition to not playing on Tuesday, he might have been fined.

According to ESPN Los Angeles, Bynum was fined for "numerous infractions," which included blowing off a meeting with general manager Mitch Kupchak. Lakers head coach Mike Brown has refused to confirm or deny that Bynum was fined by the team.

For more on Bynum's injury and the Lakers, check out Los Angeles Lakers blog Silver Screen and Roll, as well as SB Nation Los Angeles.

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Andrew Bynum Injury Isn't Expected To Force Lakers Center To Miss Any Time

Andrew Bynum suffered an injury on Sunday night when the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors met up and, while it forced the center to miss the rest of the game, it seems the injury wasn't as severe as originally feared. His status will be clarified following further tests on Monday, but as of now, Bynum is expected to be available for the next Lakers game.

The Lakers classified the injury as "moderate" during the game, but Bynum alluded to Lakers.com that it wasn't as bad as it looked.

We caught up with Bynum on his way out of the arena, and he said that while sore, his ankle was "fine," and that he would "definitely" play on Tuesday. Officially, we will have to see how he feels on Monday and at shootaround prior to the Nets matchup, but his positive feeling is certainly good news for the Lakers.

The rest of the Lakers crew seemed to think Bynum was OK, too, according to their comments in the Los Angeles Times:

"I don't think it's going to be long-term," Lakers Coach Mike Brown said. "Obviously, I want to wait and see before I start thinking about hypotheticals."

Brown added that he thought Bynum was "able to walk out fine."

"I think he was feeling OK and he said it's no big deal," Pau Gasol said. "I think he'll be fine."

"Fine" seems to be the operative word regarding the Bynum injury, at least for the time being, but it'll be interesting to see how fine he is following more tests on Monday.

For more on Bynum's injury and the Lakers, check out Los Angeles Lakers blog Silver Screen and Roll, as well as SB Nation Los Angeles.

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Andrew Bynum Injury: Lakers Center Sprains Ankle Against Warriors

Andrew Bynum sustained a sprained ankle in the first quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday.

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