Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum, who has yet to play this season because of bone bruises to both knees, might have his possible return pushed back.
However, in a bit of semantic obfuscation, he insisted it wasn't a setback.
Before the 76ers lost 107-90 to the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, Bynum said he experienced a lot of pain in his left knee after working out two consecutive days on the court. He said he is uncertain when he will be able to return, after saying last week that he hoped to be back by the end of the month.
Bynum, 25, spent seven seasons with the Lakers before he was dealt to the 76ers last August in the four-team trade that sent center Dwight Howard from the Orlando Magic to Los Angeles.
Last season, the 7-footer posted career-high averages of 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. For his career, he averages 11.7 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.
Bynum is making $16.1 million this season, and he would be eligible for free agency in the summer unless he re-signs.