Bynum to have Knee Procedure and Miss the Olympics April 23, 2012 18:37

Andrew Bynum of the Los Angeles Lakers, is planning to undergo an innovative knee procedure this summer, instead of playing for Team USA at this years London Olympics

The 7'0'', 285lbs center, wants to have the same knee procedure that Kobe Bryant had on his knees in Germany las summer.

"I've got to take care of my legs in the off-season," 

"I've got some things planned for my knees...I've got to do some therapy that I'm going overseas to do."

The procedure involves removing blood from the affected area of the knee, then having it spun in a centrifuge, this helps separate out the protein that causes the inflammation. The filtered blood is then mixed to form serum that is then injected back into the injured knee. 

Bryant, has previously praised the work which he had done on his right knee and left ankle, by German doctor, Peter Wehling.

At the start of the season, Bryant said, "I feel a lot stronger and a lot quicker and able to get to the basket and free-throw line." 

Team USA are currently without a center, what with Dwight Howard undergoing back surgery last week and LaMarcus Aldridge having to skip the Olympics because of hip surgery.

This year Bynum is averaging 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds for the Los Angeles Lakers.