Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN) – Los Angeles Lakers stalwart Andrew Bynum will undergo surgery July 28 to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee, the team disclosed Tuesday.
Multiple sources indicated Bynum is set for minor surgery for the first time since tweaking his right knee in the Lakers first round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Despite the injury, Bynum still contributed 8.6 points and 6.9 rebounds throughout the playoffs.
Bynum, who had his knee drained twice during the postseason and another time after the team’s championship celebration, never missed a game during the Lakers playoff run.
The 22-year-old Bynum was originally scheduled for surgery July 18, but the date was moved to July 28 for reasons not released.
The injury-prone Bynum missed 96 games over the last three seasons, but remains on track for another breakout year after averaging 15 points and 8.3 rebounds for the Lakers.