Andrew Bynum: MCL tear, out 8-12 weeks

Los Angeles Times--Lakers Blog—February 2, 2009

Results of an MRI on Andrew Bynum's right knee showed a tear of the medial collateral ligament, it was announced today.

Bynum, who suffered the injury early in the first quarter of Saturday's victory over Memphis after having scored seven of the Lakers' first 13 points, will be out approximately 8-12 weeks.

The MRI was performed Sunday at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and Bynum was examined this afternoon by Dr. David Altchek.

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