|Lakers center Andrew Bynum to be out at least eight weeks with injured left knee|
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|Monday, 14 January 2008 12:00|
MRI tests and an examination Monday by team physician Dr. Steve Lombardo revealed Bynum had injured his kneecap and suffered a bone bruise.
Bynum is expected to make a full recovery, the Lakers said in a press release.
The 20-year-old center, the NBA leader in field goal percentage, was hurt early in the third quarter of Sunday night's 100-99 victory over Memphis when he landed on teammate Lamar Odom's left foot while going for a rebound.
Bynum crumpled to the court, and teammates Kwame Brown and Ronny Turiaf had to carry him to the locker room.
A third-year pro taken by the Lakers with the 10th overall pick in the 2005 draft, Bynum is averaging 13.1 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.06 blocked shots, and has shot 189-for-297 (63.6 percent). He is the NBA's 11th-leading rebounder and ninth-leading shot-blocker.
The Lakers (25-11) had won six straight games and 16 of 19 entering Monday night's game at Seattle.