Recently acquired Philadelphia Sixers center Andrew Bynum has been diagnosed with a bone bruise on his right knee and will miss three weeks of training camp, the team announced Monday:
The Sixers said Bynum was being held out as a precaution. The Sixers said Bynum had been diagnosed with a bone bruise of the medial femoral chondyle of his right knee.
Bynum has a history of knee injuries and had a procedure to strengthen the knee this summer. The Sixers acquired Bynum along with Jason Richardson as part of the blockbuster trade that landed Dwight Howard in Los Angeles.
Bynum was named an all-star last season and averaged career highs of 18.7 ppg and 11.8 rpg. The Sixers are hoping Bynum can remain healthy and help them challenge for a top spot in the Eastern Conference.