Baynes (ankle) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Hornets, Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com reports. While the results of Baynes' MRI returned results that were "more positive than expected," the Celtics, unsurprisingly, will still hold the big man out of Saturday's game. Baynes is likely facing an extended absence with the sprained left ankle, but his exact recovery timetable remains unknown at this time.
Baynes' (ankle) MRI returned "more positive than expected" and there's a possibility he plays Sunday against the Spurs, Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe reports. There doesn't seem to be a lot of confidence surrounding Baynes' ability to play Sunday, but the MRI results are encouraging. As a result, it's possible he returns sometime next week.
Baynes was diagnosed with a grade-2 left ankle sprain after leaving Wednesday's game against Philadelphia early, Jay King of The Athletic reports. Baynes could be faced with an extended absence, as grade-2 sprains usually require a 4-to-6 week recovery period, however the lenght of the revocery can vary significantly Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports. An extended absence for Baynes would severely hamper the Celtics' defense and could be pivotal if he's unable to make it back before the playoffs commence in three weeks. That said, the team should provide a more concrete timeline prior to Saturday's game against the Hornets, clarifying its expectation for Baynes' absence.
Baynes suffered a left ankle injury and won't return to Wednesday's game against the 76ers. Baynes appeared to sprain his left ankle after falling on teammate Marcus Smart. The big-man's dealt with a slew of injuries this year, including an left ankle sprain in December and most recently a left foot bruise. Until a timeline for return is established, Baynes can be considered questionable for Saturday's tilt with the Hornets.
Baynes banged out six points (3-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt), nine rebounds and one assist across 19 minutes in Thursday's 126-120 win home win over the Kings. The 19 minutes of run is Baynes highest minutes total since returning from his latest foot injury. To counter the Kings' size, coach Brad Stevens shifted Al Horford to power forward alongside Baynes or Robert Williams for much of the game. Expect Baynes to gradually return to the 18 minutes per game he played in 2017-18, though many of his minutes will be match-up based.
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