Aaron Bains, who suffered a spinal injury after playing for the Australian national team at the Tokyo Olympics last summer, has resumed his career and will be training for NBA teams in Las Vegas on Friday.
Bynes was hospitalized in Tokyo and Brisbane for nearly two months last summer as he learned to walk again. After regaining his strength through daily physical therapy, he returned to play basketball in January and is now ready to show the teams his progress.
Bains fainted in the bathroom on July 28 in the fourth quarter of Australia’s Olympic pool game with Italy. When he arrived, he was numb and could not walk. He was taken to the hospital where a scan showed internal bleeding in his spine.
“It’s a remarkable comeback and a testament to the hard work they’ve put in,” Bains’ agent Daniel Moldovan told ESPN.
The 35-year-old Bains has played nine seasons in the NBA and averaged 6.1 points and 5.2 rebounds with the Toronto Raptors in the 2020-21 season. He won the 2014 NBA Championship with the San Antonio Spurs and was part of Australia’s bronze medal team last summer, the country’s first Olympic medal.