Andrew Bynum Injury Update: Out 2 to 3 Months with Torn MCL

Ryan WardCorrespondent IFebruary 2, 2009

The results are in and they are not good for the Los Angeles Lakers.

It was pretty obvious if you saw the injury to Bynum's right knee that the injury was extremely painful and he will be out for awhile. The MRI test results are in, and he will not be out for the season, at least not yet, but he will be out at least two to three months which will be around the end of the NBA regular season due to a torn MCL.

Every Lakers fan probably took a sigh of relief today learning about Bynum not being out of the season with his knee injury, but you have to think this is the same thing we heard last season.

Bynum definitely seemed optimistic when interviewed after the game against the Memphis Grizzles in which he suffered the injury, but you have to think the kid has got to be frustrated after playing the best basketball of his career so far and going down again with yet another serious knee injury.

Even without Andrew Bynum I still believe the Lakers can win it all, but it will take a lot of effort from Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and Lamar Odom who is back in the starting lineup. The Lakers have to keep playing well on the defensive end of the floor or they will end up getting pushed around like they did in the NBA finals against the Boston Celtics come playoff time.