Feb 01, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum (33) prior to the game against the Sacramento Kings at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Kings 89-80. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Andrew Bynum goes 5-on-5 in Practice

Philadelphia 76ers center, Andrew Bynum finally participated in 5-0n-5 scrimmages with the team on friday.

According to John Mitchell of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Bynum worked out with medical personnel and coaches and finally took to the court with his teammates, participating in a “sprinted practice”. It is however unclear how long he practiced for.

The team has taken considerable caution in bring Bynum back from his injury.

The next step on Bynum’s road to recovery will be how he handle the practice. Whether he felt slight or tremendous pain in his knees.

The 7 foot tall center has yet to play in a game as he has been recovering from bilateral bone bruises and weak cartilage in both knees. Bynum has increased his work load over the past few weeks and he’s remained pain-free. The best indication however will be how he handle the practice.

This is great news for the 76ers, as they hope to have Bynum back on the court in the next few days. The Sixers only have 30 games left in the season and are 4 games out of the playoffs currently sitting in the 9th seed.

Bynum has missed 52 games this season and will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.

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