January 8, 2012
Lakers tonight VS. MEMPHIS When: 6:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 710; 1330. Records: Lakers 5-4; Grizzlies 3-4. Update: The Grizzlies are without All-Star power forward Zach Randolph for six to eight weeks because of a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee. Randolph was averaging a team-high 14.8 points and taking 7.5 rebounds per game. The Grizzlies pulled off a huge upset in last season's playoffs by knocking off San Antonio in the first round, only the fourth time a No. 8-seeded team beat a top-seeded team.
February 4, 2009 |
The latest injury to Andrew Bynum probably has more to do with bad karma than inherently bad knees, medical experts said Tuesday. The Lakers' 21-year-old star suffered his second major knee injury in two seasons Saturday when Kobe Bryant collided with him in the first quarter of the game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Bynum's two injuries are unrelated, however, and don't foreshadow a career punctuated by knee problems, sports medicine doctors say.
February 3, 2009 |
The results of Andrew Bynum's MRI exam finally arrived, and the Lakers almost wished they hadn't -- an estimated eight to 12 weeks of recovery time because of a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee. But in case the franchise needed a nudge, if not a jolt, Kobe Bryant provided one with a record-setting 61 points in a 126-117 victory Monday night against the New York Knicks.
October 22, 1997 |
Denver Bronco fullback Howard Griffith, the lead blocker for AFC rushing leader Terrell Davis, might sit out Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills because of a torn knee ligament. Griffith, who tore the medial collateral ligament in his right knee Sept. 28, re-injured the knee in the third quarter of Sunday's loss at Oakland.
January 17, 1991 |
Oakland A's third baseman Carney Lansford, who injured his left knee in a snowmobile accident on New Year's Eve, underwent more than three hours' surgery and probably won't play for nine months, the team's doctor said. Dr. Rick Bost, the A's orthopedist, said exploratory arthroscopic surgery confirmed an earlier magnetic resonance imaging test showing damage to two major ligaments.