After another 40-point explosion by Kobe Bryant in the win over the Golden State Warriors, the Los Angeles Lakers were officially back on track with two straight wins at home. Unfortunately, the new winning streak came with a price as All-Star center Andrew Bynum went down with an apparent ankle injury.
It is no secret that Bynum has been extremely injury prone during his time with the Lakers since being drafted in the 2005 NBA draft with the 10th overall pick. Over the past few years, Bynum has been constantly plagued with nagging knee injuries that has kept him sidelined most of the time during the Lakers’ championship runs.
These injury problems have kept Bynum on the trading block over the years with an uncertain future. Fortunately, this year has been a breakout season for the up-and-coming center as he made his first All-Star team and is considered one of the best centers in the game with a potentially bright future ahead.
On Sunday night, the Lakers took on the Warriors and Bynum turned his left ankle. After rolling his ankle, the Lakers center immediately motioned to the bench to take him out. As result, Lakers head coach pulled the big man and Bynum proceeded to the locker room with trainer Gary Vitti.
Even though the injury didn’t look serious at first glance, every Lakers fan in the stands at Staples Center and around Los Angeles was holding their breath awaiting the severity of the injury. Fortunately, early indications show Bynum’s sprained ankle being just a mild sprain in which he won’t miss much time.
In his place, Troy Murphy will most likely get the start against the New Jersey Nets on Tuesday with backup center/forward Jordan Hill out with a knee injury suffered in pregame warm-ups recently.
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