An MRI of Andrew Bynum’s right knee, which he hyper-extended in L.A.’s series clinching Game 6 against Oklahoma City on Friday night, revealed a small tear of the anterior horn of his lateral meniscus.
The injury is not expected to keep Bynum from playing going forward in the playoffs.
Lakers spokesman John Black said that an exit physical taken last June revealed a very small tear that was completely asymptomatic, as Bynum did not know he had it and experienced no symptons whatsoever even though it showed up in a radiological exam. When Bynum hyper-extended the knee on Friday, the tear went from very small to small.
Though he’s officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s Game 1 against Utah, the 7-footer is “basically day-to-day,” according to Black.