The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that the team will take precautionary measures with center Andrew Bynum and will withhold him from basketball activities for the next three weeks to maximize the therapeutic effects of the Orthokine therapy he received on his knee earlier this month.
That means that the 76ers' new center will not play in the preseason exhibition game between Philadelphia and Brooklyn at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Saturday, Oct. 13.
Bynum was examined by Dr. Jack McPhilemy of Main Line Health and was diagnosed with a bone bruise of the medial femoral chondyle of his right knee. Bynum will continue to participate in low impact conditioning drills.
The 76ers also announced the signing of free-agent center Mikki Moore in preparation for training camp which begins on Tuesday at Saint Joseph's University.
Moore (7-0, 225 pounds) has played 13 seasons in the NBA despite not being selected in the 1998 NBA Draft out of Nebraska. In 564 games with 181 starts, he has averaged 5.8 points and 3.9 rebounds in 18.2 minutes per game while shooting 55.1% from the floor. In 2006-07, Moore led the NBA in field goal percentage (.609).