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Aron Baynes breaks left hand, will undergo surgery

The center is expected to return in a month, per Shams Charania.

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According to Sham Charania of Stadium and The Athletic, Boston Celtics center Aron Baynes has a broken left hand and will undergo surgery. Baynes left Wednesday night’s game against the Phoenix Suns in the first quarter after the injury.

Shortly after the report, the team confirmed that Baynes suffered a left fourth metacarpal fracture in tonight’s first quarter and listed him as “out indefinitely”.

Baynes has been an important piece of the Celtics’ frontcourt, especially with the absence of Al Horford. In 24 games, Baynes is averaging 5.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.3 assists. Until the return of Horford, Daniel Theis and Robert Williams will see an increase in their minutes.

Here is the play where the fracture occurred:

Our own Keith Smith spoke to some people in the medical world, who said that this injury most likely means surgery tomorrow or Friday, followed by a reevaluation in 3-4 weeks.