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10-02-2012, 12:44 AM
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Well that didn't take long

76ers C Bynum out 3 weeks with knee condition

Andrew Bynum's anticipated Philadelphia 76ers' debut is on hold.

One day before training camp was set to open, the Sixers announced Monday they would shut down their new franchise All-Star for three weeks as a precaution after he received knee treatment in Germany.

Bynum was grounded before his first practice in the No. 33 jersey.

''I'm going to do everything in my power to get back,'' Bynum said.

Bynum had injections of plasma-rich platelets that supposedly stimulate healing in arthritis-affected areas in both of his knees. The Sixers said last week he was cleared to play in camp. Bynum felt some discomfort late last week and, after meeting with doctors in New York and Philadelphia, the Sixers made the call to bench him. The Sixers wanted to give him enough time to have the treatments take hold in the knee.

The team said Bynum also had a bone bruise on his right knee. Bynum said the bone bruise was unrelated to the knee treatments.

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