Bynum Will Miss 8 Weeks

Andrew Bynum, a key factor in the Los Angeles Lakers ‘ 25-11 start to the season, will miss eight weeks with a subluxation of his left kneecap and bone bruise.

Bynum’s agent David Lee told ESPN The Magazine’s Sam Alipour that Bynum will not need surgery. Bynum, who had an MRI on Monday, will begin rehabilitation immediately.

“He’s already focusing on his rehab,” Lee said Monday.

Bynum injured his knee early in the third quarter of Sunday night’s 100-99 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies . A subluxation occurs when the kneecap is pulled toward the outside of the knee.

“It was pretty scary because it felt like my knee twisted all around. Luckily I’m all right,” Bynum, who was wearing a heavy brace after the game, said.