NBA rumors: Aron Baynes to miss entire 2021-22 season?

Shams Charania: Australia’s Aron Baynes was missing from the Boomers’ medal podium in Tokyo. Tough news: Sources say Baynes remains in the hospital with severe nerve damage in his neck, an injury more significant than initially diagnosed, and could miss the entire 2021-22 season.

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Aaron Baynes was ruled out for the rest of the Olympics after suffering a neck injury, Australia announced Friday. The injury during the Boomer’s win over Italy in the preliminary round of the tournament, Sunday. Baynes is expected to recover in the coming weeks, but not in time to help Australia for the rest of the tournament. Australia, who has a 2-0 record in the Olympics, will face Germany Saturday in the third pool game of Group B.
Olgun Uluc: Aron Baynes will miss the remainder of the Tokyo Olympics after suffering a neck injury, sources told ESPN. The injury occurred, off the court, during the second half of the Australian Boomers’ win over Italy on Wednesday.
Eric Koreen: Aron Baynes is out tonight. Adjust the lines accordingly, Vegas.
Duane Rankin: I asked Monty Williams if Aron Baynes had done enough in practice to play today as #Suns face #ClipperNation. "No it doesn't look like it. Had a really light practice yesterday. Didn't do much on the court at all. 3-on-3, 4-on-4, 5-on-5. So not at this point." pic.twitter.com/O78nHTSvJh
Kellan Olson: Williams said today that Baynes, Bridges and Oubre practiced. That would be a first for Bridges and Oubre from what we know. He wouldn't commit to whether or not they will play tomorrow night in Sacramento.
John Karalis: Brad Stevens says he hasn't been told that Baynes isn't playing so he expects him to give it a go tonight. Baynes is currently listed as questionable but he was on the floor for the team's morning shoot around
Chris Grenham: Celtics officially announce that Baynes and Hayward are available tonight.
Jay King: Brad Stevens said Aron Baynes will be on a 15-20 minutes restriction. Al Horford was a little bit more sore after the Philly game, could play Tuesday. He isn’t sitting today as part of the previous plan to rest him for a few games down the stretch.
Tim Bontemps: Celtics say Aron Baynes and Gordon Hayward are both questionable for tonight’s game against the Spurs, while Jayson Tatum is doubtful after taking a hard fall late in last night’s loss in Charlotte and Al Horford remains out to rest his knee.
Jared Weiss: Horford will rest against Charlotte while Hayward remains out due to his concussion per the team. Baynes remains out, but all 3 could be back Sunday vs. SA.
Steve Bulpett: Stevens on Baynes (ankle): "He had an MRI [Thursday] that actually came back more positive... I've been told, pending the results of it, he's not an automatic out on Sunday (v San Antonio). I'd say he's unlikely, but he's not automatically out."
John Karalis: Brad Stevens says Gordon Hayward has progressed well and might be available tomorrow. Aron Baynes had an MRI that was very encouraging and he might not be out as long as originally feared
Tim Bontemps: Aron Baynes will not return with a sprained left ankle. Entering tonight, Boston is 27-15 when Baynes is in the lineup this season. When he sits? Celtics are just 16-13.
Jay King: Daniel Theis and Terry Rozier are both good to go. Aron Baynes is close, and a possibility to return Sunday, per Stevens.
Jared Weiss: Celtics list Aron Baynes as questionable for tomorrow’s clash against the Raptors.
Scott Souza: #Celtics Aron Baynes said he hopes to be back in another 10 days. Comes down to plate staying in place as he ramps up activity.
Scott Souza: #Celtics Brad Stevens on Aron Baynes (hand surgery): He’s back home doing well. He wishes he was at the shootaround, and then at the game. In typical Aron fashion, he wants to be around. But he’s going to have to take a few days to let that thing heal.
Matt Velazquez: Brad Stevens confirms Al Horford, Marcus Morris and Aron Baynes are all out tonight. Those three have all spent time guarding Giannis in the past, leaving Semi Ojeleye as one of the only C’s left with experience regularly covering him. Should make things interesting tonight.

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Tom Westerholm: The Celtics’ injury report for Washington includes Baynes and Horford (both questionable) and Hayward (doubtful with his illness). No Kyrie, however, which is a good sign.
Sean Grande: Aron Baynes and Al Horford questionable, Guerschon Yabusele out tomorrow against New Orleans. The Pelicans about to tip off in Detroit, front-end of a back-to-back.
Jay King: Aron Baynes will play tonight. He’ll come off the bench as usual. No restrictions.
Jay King: Aron Baynes, messing around: “I’m 100 percent of what I can be at this present time.” Said he does not feel hamstring pain. “If it was playoff time there would be no doubt.”
Chris Forsberg: Aron Baynes is 50/50 to play in Detroit. Brad Stevens: “Baynes wants to play all the time. He still tries to race people off the bus after a hamstring injury. You love that part about him. He’s a competitive guy, he’s a fun guy. It kills him to not be able to play." 🚍🏃🏻‍♂️💨
Jared Weiss: Aron Baynes is ruled out tomorrow night against Orlando with a right hamstring strain.
Brian Robb: Aron Baynes (hamstring) will not return tonight. per @Abby Chin. Marcus Smart will start second half in his place.
Celtics center Aron Baynes underwent successful nasal septoplasty surgery for a nasal fracture he suffered during Game 6 of Boston’s Eastern Conference Finals series against Cleveland. Baynes is expected to return to basketball activities in two to four weeks.
Adam Himmelsbach: Shane Larkin is available and Baynes is out. Will be further evaluated tomorrow.
Aron Baynes went through a full practice after hyperextending his left knee in last Monday’s game against Philadelphia and missing the preseason finale in Charlotte Wednesday. On if he’ll play Tuesday, he said, “I definitely think I’m on track for that. It’s still day to day, but I’m going to go out on a limb here — literally — and say I should be available.”
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