Andrew Bynum, who says he has never had any cartilage issues, says he has them now, in both knees.
About an hour before the 76ers were scheduled to play the Utah Jazz at Wells Fargo Center, Bynum revealed that he has suffered a setback – experiencing swelling in both of his knees – as he tries to make it back to the court by middle of January. Despite acknowledging the setback, he says he is still on schedule.
“I had a little bit of a setback and we’re just working through some issues with the right knee,” Bynum said. “I kind of have a mirror thing going on with my left knee. I don’t know what’s going on but the doctors are saying pretty much that it’s a weakened cartilage state.
“They’re not giving me anything real definite, “ Bynum continued. “I’ve just got to wait for the cartilage to get stronger and that’s pretty much what’s going on. The pain is about the same but there is swelling in both knees that we have under control. It’s the same spot, bone bruise on both sides. ”
Sixers general manager Tony DiLeo will have more at 6:30.