Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum will undergo arthroscopic surgery on both knees tomorrow, which will cause him to miss the remainder of the season.
"After man months of rehabilitation and consulting with numerous doctors, Andrew and the doctors treating him determined that this is the best course of action at this point," Sixers General Manager Tony DiLeo said to the media on Monday. "We will continue to monitor and evaluate his status moving forward."
The surgery will be held in New York city by Dr. David Altcheck of the Hospital of Special Surgery. The main focus will be to attempt to alleviate pain and swelling and clear out the bodies inside his knees.
With Bynum gone and the Sixers on a run behind the powerful and consecutive performances from Spencer Hawes (Go Figure), there could be hope left in South Philly. If the Sixers season indeed doesn't pan out, there is much to be done in what could be another strong offseason for the franchise.
With Al Jefferson, Josh Smith and other big men combined with a draft pick, the Sixers could have a better season than expected next calendar year.
All-in-all let's all just be happy this Bynum situation is finally over. You know, after Atlanta already offered us an All-Star for two lackluster players. Perfect timing guys, perfect timing.
-Tyler R. Tynes is a contributor to Buzz On Broad, ESPN TrueHoop, the Huffington Post and Dime Magazine. He's also the editor of the Interstate 76ers. Follow him on Twitter @RealTylerTynes