Andrew Bynum injury: Sixers center might opt for knee surgery, according to report

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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.

The Andrew Bynum nightmare continues for the Philadelphia 76ers. After admitting that he may not play at all this season due to recent swelling in his injured right knee, Bynum is considering arthroscopic knee surgery, according to John Mitchell of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

More on Bynum: Liberty Ballers

These are trying times for Bynum and the Sixers, who have struggled mightily to a 22-34 record without the big man in the lineup. Head coach Doug Collins has just about gone off the deep end, and he essentially lamented making the Bynum deal during his now infamous meltdown earlier in the week.

Philadelphia took a big chance on Bynum, dealing Andre Iguodala, Nikola Vucevic, Moe Harkless and a future first-round pick for the 25-year-old center in a massive four-team blockbuster in August. Bynum has had a history of knee injuries, and almost immediately upon being acquired by the Sixers, he underwent a procedure on his knee. Most believed that the issue was not all that serious, but setback after setback has turned the situation into a disaster.

Whatever actually happens with Bynum this season, Philadelphia has a monumentally difficult decision to make this offseason. Bynum is set to become an unrestricted free agent, but can the Sixers really afford to throw a huge contract at him with so much uncertainty surrounding his health? Sean O'Connor at Liberty Ballers took a look at the options on the table, and he says there really is no good answer to that question.

Sometimes teams have to take risks in order to make a run at a championship. In this case, the risk seems to have backfired on Philadelphia. Perhaps things will work out going forward, but it's not looking good at the moment.

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