Andrew Bynum to miss at least 8 weeks with torn MCL

MRI results released Monday afternoon revealed that L.A. Lakers C Andrew Bynum had suffered a torn MCL in his right knee. Bynum is expected to miss 8-12 weeks while rehabbing the injury.

Bynum sustained the injury Saturday night in Memphis when Kobe Bryant fell on his knee. The injury looked somewhat gruesome, but fortunately there was no damage to the ACL.

There is an outside chance that Bynum could be ready for the Playoffs, but he will likely be less than 100 percent if he is able to play.

This is the second serious knee injury for Bynum. Last January, he suffered a dislocated kneecap last year that required surgery and later had additional surgery on his right knee.

Bynum was averaging 14 ppg and nine rpg this season and playing at a very high level prior to his injury. The 21 year-old is expected to make a full recovery.


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