Center to get MRI on Monday or Tuesday

Updated: April 3, 2010, 7:06 PM ET
By Andy Kamenetzky | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Andrew Bynum was examined by Dr. Steve Lombardo after Friday night's 106-92 win over the Jazz. According to a team spokesperson, Lombardo said Bynum is making progress, but wasn't ready for running or jumping yet. The center will get an MRI exam on Monday or Tuesday.

Bynum was averaging 15.8 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks a game before straining his left Achilles tendon on March 19 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He had been playing particularly well before getting hurt, scoring 18 points or more in four of the five previous games. The Lakers have gone 4-3 since his injury.

The Lakers have six regular-season games remaining on the schedule before the playoffs begin. The defending champions hold the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.

The Lakers play San Antonio at Staples Center on Sunday.

Andy Kamenetzky is coauthor of the Land O' Lakers blog on ESPNLosAngeles.com

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