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Andrew Bynum hurts right knee in Memphis

January 31, 2009 |  5:52 pm

Very little information to report (especially since I'm in my living room, not in Memphis), but Andrew Bynum hurt his right knee in the first quarter, after a driving Kobe fell into him under the Grizzlies' basket.  On the replay, it looked like Bynum's knee was bent straight back (the direction knees aren't supposed to go), and Bynum was clearly in a great deal of pain, but I'm certainly not going to make a diagnosis from my couch. 

On the television broadcast, KCAL's John Ireland said Bynum would get some x-rays (UPDATE: They were negative, but that really doesn't mean much) at FedEx Forum, and then the following:

"The preliminary diagnosis is that he has a sprianed right knee.  He is done for tonight, will not return.  he will undergo an MRI and more tests tomorrow in New York.  I'm told that they probably won't get a lot of information from the x-ray here.  They're going to take a look anyway.  More tests tomorrow in New York.  Sprained right knee for now, definitely out for the rest of the night."

Rarely is anything learned about these sorts of things until the next day, at the earliest, when the results of more tests can be seen.  Obviously it's not good news.  How bad remains to be seen.  So you know, it's not the same knee Bynum injured last season.

As soon as there's more to report, we'll post it.