|76ers Bynum Had Knee Injections|
Andrew Bynum is progressing in his attempt to return to basketball, but the Philadelphia 76ers will not rush the center back any sooner than they have to. Bynum was in New York this week to receive Synvisc-One injections in his knee - a procedure he has had done in the past as well.
Synvisc-One is a joint lubricant that provides relief. Months ago, Bynum mentioned that he had planned to receive the injections around the all-star break. The NBA All-Star Game is Feb. 17. The 76ers said that they expect the center to return to rehabilitation and basketball-related activities possibly as soon as Sunday.
After Thursday's light team workout at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, coach Doug Collins was upbeat about Bynum's progress.
"I think he's feeling better," Collins said. "The one thing we have to understand is that he is not all of a sudden jumping into five-on-five scrimmages."
There is a simple reason for the caution.
"He has not done anything laterally or impact-wise, so he is going to have to do that," Collins said. "At some point in time, hopefully, he will be able to play one-on-one in the post and build from that."
|Last Updated ( Friday, 01 February 2013 16:30 )|