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Caught in the Web: More details on Andrew Bynum's left Achilles' tendon

March 21, 2010 |  9:33 am

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Practice reports

--The Times' Broderick Turner reports center Andrew Bynum expects to miss at least six games. Although the Lakers said he will be evaluated again next week, Bynum expects that won't happen until after the team's five-game trip that ends March 31 against Atlanta.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding added that Bynum's MRI showed no rupture in his strained left Achilles' tendon, meaning the injury isn't as bad as it could've been.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin observes that Bynum remained in high spirits despite the circumstances.

Blogs

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky has details on Saturday's practice along with video.

--Forum Blue and Gold says Bynum's injury could serve as good motivation for the Lakers.

--Silver Screen and Roll analyzes what the Lakers should do with their rotations without Bynum in the lineup.

More Links

--Sports Illustrated's Paul Forrester has his latest regular season MVP rankings. Let's just say that if the race finishes out as stands, Lakers fans will cling to Kobe Bryant's four championships.

--With Tiger Woods making a return to golf, The Chicago Tribune's Jeff Shain cites Bryant as an example that he can rebound from public scrutiny.

Tweet of the Day:"Morning Everyone. I will be @ Lakers Fan Jam today from 5-6 pm. Come on out & I will sign a personalized autograph for you." -- kaj33 (Former Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar).

Reader Comment of the Day:"Gee, I don't know guys, about Drew. He was starting to play really well. And I do realize we lost a title and won a title basically without him (he was mostly a shell for those two Finals). Perhaps this will force that Offensive game that we know Ron has in him and Lamar as well! I know we don't want to talk about next season, but I think this year's Playoffs will say wonders about what will happen in the off-season. It might be time to trade Drew after all (hurt every stinking year). I just don't know if this is going to be a major thing year after year. Don't get me wrong, a healthy rising Drew is fine with me, just not sure I trust this whole deal." -- Joe Saltzman

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers center Andrew Bynum has the upper hand for an offensive rebound in a battle with Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love during the first half Friday night. Credit: Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times.


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