Andrew Bynum took a nasty spill tonight in the Los Angeles Lakers game against the Golden State Warriors. Bynum is the second leading scorer and the top rebounder for the Lakers, and this injury, if turns out to be serious, could be a killer for the Lakers playoff chances.
Bynum left the game in the first quarter after he awkwardly landed on the ankle of teammate Josh McRoberts. X-Rays came back negative, which is great for Lakers fans, but Bynum is going to be a day by day basis until he returns to full strength.
Andrew Bynum has had a history of injuries while playing for the Lakers, having missed multiple games every season because of one thing or another. It usually has something to do with his knees, but now he has an ankle to worry about. The good news is that it is not broken, but the bad news is it could be a while before he gets back to full strength.
With Kobe Bryant on the team, the Lakers are still going to be in the hunt in the playoffs. One of the best players to ever play the game, Kobe will put this team on his shoulders until Bynum returns from injury.
Over the past month, Bynum has averaged 22.2 points and 10.9 rebounds per game, solid numbers for a Lakers squad attempting to make a deep playoff run. After a flurry of trades at the deadline, Mike Brown is trying find a unit that gels come playoff time. If there is any good news to come out of this, it is that other players will get more playoff time and experience with them until Bynum does return.
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