BYNUM TO MISS 76ERS' OPENER
The All-Star center, who missed nearly all of preseason due to discomfort in his right knee, wasn't expected to play anyway. But late Tuesday night, the Sixers made Bynum's unavailability official.
But here's the kicker: There's no timetable for Bynum's return
Here's the statement in full from the team:
"As previously announced, Andrew Bynum has a bone bruise of the right knee.
"While Andrew and the 76ers are both eager for him to resume game play as soon as possible, given the long regular season and playoffs, the team intends to act with caution as to the date of his return. Andrew has already commenced low impact conditioning, and will be re-evaluated by medical personnel on a continuous basis.
"Tony DiLeo, the 76ers General Manager said, “With the team’s intriguing play in the preseason leading to a 6-1 pre-season record, we are confident that the 76ers will be an exciting, talented and highly competitive team from day one. When Andrew Bynum rejoins for game play, that will take an already strong team to an even higher level.”