Andrew Bynum Knee Injury Went Down in Roxborough

76ers center's Hi Spot Lanes bowling appearances leads to extended knee problems.

Andrew Bynum, the 76ers newest injury-prone big man, aggravated his knee going bowling. He admitted as much

Now, it appears that bowling alley where he tweaked his knee was Roxborough's Hi Spot Lanes.

As first reported by sports blog Crossing Broad, Bynum bowled at the 3857 Pechin St. alley Nov. 6—when his knee injury worsened. The former Los Angeles Laker, and so-called star player the Sixers desperately need, posed for photos with customers and the pro shop owner, John Altomare (which can be seen on Facebook).

Bynum came to Philadelphia with a known track record of knee injuries. The 76ers gambled and landed Bynum in an off-season megatrade that saw Dwight Howard end up in LA, Andre Iguodala to Denver and Sixer prospects to Orlando.

The center has missed all of the regular season so far with a bone bruise in his right knee. The recent injury swelled his left knee and a MRI revealed he sustained further damage. He told reporters that he felt bowling wasn't any more strenuous than his rehabbing, and he didn't fall or twist it while bowling.

The incident is more an indictment on Bynum's weak knees that anything wrong with Hi Spot Lanes.

Still, that makes two negative incidents for pro basketball players in the Manayunk-Roxborough over the last year. In late 2011, then-Sixer Lou Williams told reporters he was nearly robbed in Manayunk, when he persuaded his assailant to leave him alone and tag along for a trip to McDonald's.

The Sixers have said Bynum is out indefinitely.


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