(PHILADELPHIA) — Andrew Bynum may not play this season after all.
After suffering yet another setback in his recovery from knee injuries, any hopes of the center playing this season for the Philadelphia 76ers are fading.
Bynum practiced last week for the first time since coming over in a trade from the Los Angeles Lakers last summer. He experienced swelling and discomfort in his right knee after the practice and had to be shut down again.
“It’s getting late. I don’t know,” Bynum said when asked about the possibility of a return this season. “I don’t want to play in pain. … I’m 25, it’s my life.”
The 76ers are currently six games back of the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They have 26 games remaining.
Bynum is scheduled to become a free agent after the season.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN