Aron Baynes dealt with multiple ankle injuries during the 2018-19 regular season. Unfortunately, the issues have followed him into the postseason.
The Celtics center suffered a sprained left ankle in Boston’s Game 1 win over the Milwaukee Bucks Sunday at Fiserv Forum.
After falling to the base of the hoop in Sunday’s third quarter, Baynes limped off the floor and headed directly to the locker room. He would eventually come back to the bench and was available to return to the game, but Boston wouldn’t need him in the blowout win.
On Monday, the Celtics officially listed Baynes as questionable for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals matchup with the Bucks.
The Australian big man spoke about the injury at Monday’s practice, telling reporters in Milwaukee that the new ankle injury is “frustrating” and “unlucky,” while putting his own spin on it.
“Bloody annoying.” We think most Celtics fans would agree with that.
It’s a good sign that Baynes was available to return during Game 1, and an even better sign that he says it’s “not going to stop (him).”
Game 2 between the Celtics and Bucks tip off Tuesday night from Fiserv Forum at 8:00 p.m. ET.