Another day, another doctor, another opinion for Lakers center Andrew Bynum, but still no closer to a resolution or even a clear timetable on his rehabilitation from a dislocated knee which has kept him out of action since January 13.
According to a Lakers spokesman, Bynum saw Dr. Steven Gecha, an orthopedic specialist in Princeton, N.J. on Wednesday and was told that there has “been some improvement” in the knee, but the plan going forward is to re-examine him in 3-4 weeks and then determine the next step.
That next step could be an exploratory arthroscopic surgery. But for now, the only plan is to wait and see how things look in 3-4 weeks.
That timeline essentially rules out any return this season, which has pretty much been expected for weeks.
“He’s got a long career ahead of him and we don’t want him to risk anything,” Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic said of Bynum. “He’s young and he’s going to be the most dominant center in the league for the next 10 to 15 years so he’s got to take his time.”