Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia 76ers announced on
Monday that center Andrew Bynum will sit out 3 weeks as a precaution due to
lingering knee issues.
The diagnosis, a bone bruise of the medial femoral chondyle of his right knee,
according to the Daily News, caused Bynum to undergo a radical yet non-
surgical procedure, called Orthokine, early last month in Germany.
Though it is not yet approved in the United States, Kobe Bryant, Grant Hill
and Alex Rodriguez have all tried it previously. It seeks to produce a high
concentration of platelet cells which are believed to speed up the healing
With the Los Angeles Lakers last season, Bynum appeared in 60 games and
averaged 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds over a career-best 35.2 minutes per
The Sixers are scheduled to begin their exhibition slate 10 days from now at
Orlando, and kick off their 2012-13 regular season by hosting Denver on Oct.
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