Lakers center Andrew Bynum had arthroscopic surgery Wednesday for torn cartilage in his right knee.
The Lakers announced that Bynum is expected to be available on a limited basis at the start of training camp and that he should make a full recovery by the start of the regular season.
Bynum's brother, Corey Thomas, said Bynum will rehabilitate the knee for six to eight weeks.
The Lakers start training camp Sept. 25, which is earlier than normal because they will play an exhibition game each in London and Barcelona, Spain, in early October.
The procedure was performed by Dr. David Altchek of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
Thomas said Altchek "found nothing surprising" during the surgery.
Thomas said Bynum expects to return to Los Angeles in about two days.
"Everything was routine," Thomas said. "He was in good spirits. He'll be ready to go when the season starts."
Bynum, 22, had the right knee drained three times last season.
It was done before Games 1 and 5 in the NBA Finals. He also had it drained in late June before he went to South Africa to watch the soccer World Cup.