Andrew Bynum's comeback is set to officially begin. Again. Or at least that's the latest word.
As reported by the OC Register's Janis Carr on Thursday:
Andrew Bynum, who has been out for nearly seven months because of a knee injury, received medical clearance Thursday, putting his comeback on track.
Bynum saw doctors in New York in the morning and was given the green light to start conditioning, his agent, David Lee, said.
Lee reported Bynum doesn't have pain or swelling in the knee and doctors told him there was no need for follow-up visits. The 7-foot center will stay in the New York area for another two weeks to continue his rehabilitation then head to Atlanta, where he will work with his trainer, Sean Zarzana.
We've heard this story before.
But here's hoping this is the last time the comeback will have to 'begin.'
Bynum has already had a couple of false starts en route to rehabilitating the knee injury he suffered in mid-January, and it cost him any shot to participate in this year's postseason. Laker or otherwise, Bynum is a young player with enormous potential, and it would be a shame to see this injury set him back further than it already has. Here's hoping for as speedy a recovery as possible and a legitimate shot for Bynum to continue along the track of progress he began this past season.