Andrew Bynum to Have Season-Ending Knee Surgeries
Andrew Bynum will have season-ending surgery on both of his knees according to multiple reports. Four days after Sixers president Rod Thorn called Andrew Bynum's injury situation "bizarre," it finally has some resolve.
"After many months of rehabilitation and consulting with numerous doctors, Andrew and the doctors treating him determined that this is the best course of action at this point," Sixers General Manager Tony DiLeo said. "We will continue to monitor and evaluate his status moving forward."
The news is not a surprise, but not exactly what the team was hoping to hear following the blockbuster trade that brought Bynum here this off-season. The team finally was able to generate some buzz after bringing in what many think is the second best big man in the NBA. Now, we might never get to see what Bynum could so in a Sixers uniform.
"It's sad, Sixers coach Doug Collins said following the teams win over Portland. "It's been a tough year for Andrew (Bynum). ... He's not played for us this year, but he's a 76er."
The arthroscopic surgery will be performed by Dr. David Altchek of the Hospital of Special Surgery in New York. The primary focus of the procedure is to clean out loose bodies from within the knees in an attempt to alleviate pain and swelling and will take place Tuesday.
So the question is what do the Sixers do with Bynum?
Do you bring him back and hope these surgeries help, do you let him walk and get nothing in return, do you try to work a sign-and-trade with a team that is as desperate as the Sixers were for a big man?
All questions that the Sixers front office will have to answer - I know one thing, I wouldn't want to be the one making that decision.