Zodiac
Earlier this year

Aron Baynes could miss entire 2021-22 season

On this history making night for the Boomers has come some sad news that Aron Baynes is still in hospital with severe nerve damage in his neck more serious than previously thought and could miss the entire 2021-22 season.

https://www.sportingnews.com/au/nba/news/report-aron-baynes-remains-in-hospital-with-neck-injury-could-miss-2021-22-season/1prb9bme0pits1mzw70dw5xo4g

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Another Anon  
Earlier this year

On the socials there's a pic of Kay video calling Baynes who appears smiling and in a good mood. So that's something I guess.

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anon  
Earlier this year

That is terrible news for Baynes. He is such an integral part of the Boomers and had at least one year of NBA left in him.

Which socials "Another Anon" please? Any link?

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Another Anon  
Earlier this year

Boomers Facebook page has pictures from the dressing room.
Very low key beers before things got a bit loose I suspect ;)

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Perth fan.  
Earlier this year

Unfortunate news for Baynes. Think we may have seen him in boomers uniform and probably NBA for the last time.
Hope he can still play a season or two in the NBL to cap off his career.

Great to see Mills holding Baynes' medal.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

There are numerous stories about what happened, so with that said, is it not strange that there really hasn't been much said? What’s the injury? How’d he actually do it? How bad it is? What’s it mean for his income/insurance? Usually with injuries we hear more

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

With insurance involved, this is probably the reason not much about the incident has been released, waiting for the claim investigation to conclude.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I noticed that nobody in Baynes camp has really commented on the Bronze or congratulated the team. Makes me think his injury was very serious. What are some possibilities?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Something doesn't add up. Plenty of rumours around. I hope Baynes is doing ok.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I also think how the injury came about is a bit suss. A few vague reports about how it was alleged to have occurred is a red herring in my books.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Agreed, I'm sure there is a lot more to the story. Why not release the specific injury? For example, "cracked vertebrae"? What type of neck injury can you get at half time of a game cause a full season off basketball?
A fall? That bad?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's like players salary, it’s none of your fucking business

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

NBA salaries are published .

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Umm, injures happen in sports, and they are addressed. This is yet to be addressed, which is why by it is intriguing. We all hope Baynes is ok, but this has been handled very differently to other news/injuries. In terms of whose business it is, we'll he was playing a world sport at the Olympics, so to think people won’t ask is crazy.

As I said, I hope he is ok, and that he recovers fast, but this is certainly very odd.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Only intriguing to you.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Agreed, I'm sure there is a lot more to the story. Why not release the specific injury? For example, "cracked vertebrae"? What type of neck injury can you get at half time of a game cause a full season off basketball?
A fall? That bad?" AFAIK he was already injured form an on court incident before the change room incident.

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threeball  
Earlier this year

Wondering if Toronto waived him knowing that he was going to be unlikely to play next season.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

I doubt it made much difference supposedly the Raptors only kept open the idea of picking up his option in case his contract needed to be included in the Kyle Lowry sign and trade deal.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Couple of theories I have. He has a spinal condition that would be career ending if it got out, even if surgery resolved it. No team would want to take risk, and not sure insurance wise anyway. Would explain in game injury that became worse after "fall" in change rooms.

Maybe that fall was due to something unsafe and he is exploring his legal options before a statement can be released. That's including medical staff.

And lastly but unlikely, did he do something stupid at halftime like headbutt a wall or something to fire up troops?

But would say he's definitely done in NBA, no-one going to pickup an old guy with neck issues. Time to come home and do a Bogut.

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Cram  
Earlier this year

Yeah he was never in Toronto's plans for this season. The second year option was always just for potential trades.

Would suck if this is the way he goes out of the NBA. I think he can still play a role as a situational role player off the bench to be used against the other big centres of the league

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Thought he could have cashed in after his Phoenix outlier shooting season, maybe thought raptors would be better option success wise, either way it didn't work.
I do wonder if in the scans they have found something that's either degenerative or maybe simple knock on court triggered something. Not buying the whole fall in change rooms.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

It's obvious.
There will be very complex rules surrounding his insurance, and any potential claim.
As a Pure hypothetical example a player might get a lot of money if this is tied back 2 wear and tear sustained during the NBA, they might get lot less for an injury sustained during the Olympics, and they might get nothing if they slipped and fell in the bathtub at home whilst drunk.

And if you think this is bad, try following the AFL. Players get registered with "calf soreness"
And at the end of the season it's revealed they've been playing with a broken foot

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Cram  
Earlier this year

The Raptors were likely his best option money wise. I doubt anybody else offered him much more than the minimum. If you look at the rest of the bigs in the market almost nobody got anything more than the MLE and they were all better options than Baynes.

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