Lakers' Bynum postpones knee surgery

Published Jul. 20, 2010 1:00 a.m. ET

Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum has postponed his knee surgery.

Lakers spokesman John Black said Tuesday that Bynum pushed back the date of his surgery to correct a meniscus tear in his right knee to July 28.

Bynum injured his knee in Game 6 of the Lakers' playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. He had fluid drained from the knee but the swelling returned.

The injury cut into his playing time but Bynum didn't miss any playoff games and averaged 8.6 points and 6.9 rebounds during the Lakers' run to the NBA title.

He had originally scheduled the surgery for July 18.