76ers Bynum re-injured while bowling

Published On November 18, 2012 | By Karoline Zacharer

The Philadelphia 76ers are fearing the worst, that Andrew Bynum, their star center, has injured his one healthy knee…while bowling. On Friday, Bynum admitted that in addition to issues he’s been having with his right knee, he has also suffered a “setback” with his left.

On Saturday, ESPN reported they had heard from multiple sources that Bynum sustained injury to his left knee while bowling.

On Friday, Bynum outlined his injuries to the press.

“I had a little bit of a setback, and we’re just working through some issues with the right knee, I kind of have a mirror thing going on with my left knee. I don’t know what’s going on, but the doctors are saying pretty much that it’s a weakened cartilage state.”

In several athletes’ contracts, there are outlined “risky” behaviors and activities that athletes are advised to stay away from. These include things like the obvious: skydiving, motorcycle riding, and the like. However, usually a pretty low-impact activity, bowling is not one of the activities the NBA has its athletes shy away from.

Bynum was acquired by the Sixers in August from the Lakers. Due to the lingering problem with his right knee, he has yet to practice or play with the team. He has undergone several procedures and surgeries to correct the problems and was on track to join the team at some point in the season. Until then, they’ll have to make due without their new superstar and hope he has a speedy recovery.

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Karoline Zacharer is a senior at Bridgewater State University majoring in communications. For the past four years, she has covered everything from football to women's lacrosse as a reporter for BSU's Bears Sports Network. She has also written minor league baseball news for SoxProspects.com. You can follow Karoline on Twitter at @KarolineZ.