Five days after we caught up with Andrew Bynum in Detroit, he’s just a bit further along with his rehabilitation process but — as expected — is still not ready to practice fully, let alone play in a game.
Last week, Bynum’s activity was restricted to straight-line running, shooting and some simple low post actions like hook shots, albeit without any lateral cutting. This week, Bynum said he plans to up his activity level to jumping and cutting. If that goes well (i.e. no swelling or set backs), he’ll move forward with actually practicing with the team … in two or three weeks.
Bynum’s not so much worried about his level of conditioning when he returns, but simply being fully healthy.
“Conditioning (wise) I’m doing a lot of running and lifting, so I think I’ll be able to get my game wind back in the first couple of games,” said Bynum. “Plus I’m not sure how many minutes I’ll be logging right away, so from that standpoint I feel pretty good. My whole thing is just keeping the knee healthy and making sure the meniscus doesn’t tear again.”