Andrew Bynum will visit his knee specialist, Dr. David Altchek, on Friday to receive a Synvisc injection into his right knee according to ESPN LA.
Synvisc is an all natural substance that acts as a lubricant when injected into the knee. Synvisc’s website states that it “can provide up to six months of osteoarthritis knee pain relief with just one injection.”
This decision comes after Bynum had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his knee in the summer of 2010.
Bynum is easily having his best season as he is averaging career highs in points with 16.3, rebounds with 12.8 and what may be most important to the Lakers, minutes with 34.6 per game.
When asked about what he is looking forward to this weekend Bynum was not shy about his desire for some rest and relaxation.
“Really I’m just looking forward to the rest,” Bynum said. “I’m just looking forward to the rest.”
Bynum is expected to play on Sunday but will not practice on Saturday.
It sounds like Bynum is a bit nervous and just wants to make sure that his knee stays healthy. He is having an all-star season and it would be horrible if something were to happen again.
Good luck with your procedure and hope you stay healthy Andrew.