|Andrew Bynum Finally Practices With Sixers|
Andrew Bynum has finally moved one step closer to hitting the court with the Philadelphia 76ers this season with reports confirming that the 7-foot center practiced with the team yesterday afternoon for the first time.
Bynum has been engaged in personal workouts with Sixers coaching staff and medical personnel only up to this point. This is his first 5-on-5 scrimmage.
This is a huge step for Bynum and the Sixers, who have just 30 games remaining in the regular season, including Saturday's game with the defending champion Miami Heat, winners of nine straight. For both parties, the most important element now is to see how Bynum's knees react in the coming days.
Earlier this week, Bynum, who has been recovering from bilateral bone bruises and weakened cartilage in both knees, told reporters that he thought he might be able to begin practicing with his teammates in one or two weeks. He also has said that he had ramped up his activity in recent days.
However, if Bynum does not experience any pain on Saturday, there exists, according to one source, the possibility that he could resume practicing sooner. Oftentimes, practicing 5-on-5 is the final step for an injured player before he plays in actual games.
|Last Updated ( Saturday, 23 February 2013 21:57 )|