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Washington State’s Aron Baynes recovers from injury to resume basketball career in Australia

One year after suffering a devastating injury, Aron Baynes has recovered and returned home to resume his basketball career.

Baynes, a pro hoops veteran from Australia and a 2009 Washington State graduate, signed last week with the Brisbane Bullets of the NBL.

“I’m excited every day – excited to be out there, running around,” Baynes said Thursday during an introductory news conference in Brisbane. “Over the last few years, with the COVID stoppages and myself going through an injury, I know my happy place is being on the basketball court.”

Baynes sustained a career-threatening spinal cord injury while playing for Team Australia at last year’s Olympics in Tokyo. He fell during warmups before a game against Nigeria. Three days later, in the middle of a game against Italy, he took a hard fall in the locker room and was later found unconscious, according to…


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