Andrew Bynum foot hurts. Really. It just didn’t seem to affect him very much in Friday’s win over the Mavs. Bynum scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in over 36 minutes of action.
After the game, he said his injured right foot felt no worse for wear, but the real test will come tommorrow morning.
“Right now it feels good,” Bynum said after the game. “It doesn’t feel any worse than it did before the game, which is a good sign. But tommorrow morning is going to determine a lot.”
Asked how his injury –which is on the top of his foot — was affecting his play, Bynum said: “Jumping is difficult, just pushing off is difficult but it’s something I’m able to play through.”
His teammates don’t seem all that concerned.
“Welcome to the league, man,” Kobe Bryant said of Bynum’s injury. “It’s like a badge of honor. It’s only a flesh wound.”
He also clarified the circumstances behind another injury he’s been playing though. He’s been sporting a rather wicked shiner under his right eye for the past few days.
“I caught an elbow in the Sacramento game. I don’t know who did it though,” he said.
With small forward Vladimir Radmanovic having cornered the market on sympathy for such injuries right now, Bynum has been keeping it quiet.
“Nah, he’s got it by landslide,” Bynum joked, when asked if his black eye was worse than Radmanovic’s.
At least one person was worried about Bynum though.
“My mom was mad,” Bynum joked. “She’s like I’m going to beat up whoever did that.”