The Celtics have announced that Aron Baynes has been diagnosed with a grade 2 ankle sprain.
#NEBHInjuryReport Aron Baynes has been diagnosed with a grade 2 ankle sprain, per Brad Stevens.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 21, 2019
I’m no doctor, but a quick google search tells me that this could be 6 to 8 weeks.
In regard to return to sport, Grade l sprains typically take 2-4 weeks or more to regain full mobility and for swelling to fully resolve, whereas Grade II sprains, being a little more severe, make take more like 6-8 weeks. A grade III sprain or avulsion fraction recovery time depends on several factors.
The playoffs start in mid-April, so you can deduce yourself what that means.
Losing Baynes is a bad blow for the Celtics who really rely upon his defense in the paint.