A team’s changing room is supposed to be a sanctuary for athletes. Somewhere they can get away from the heat of competition while regrouping for the battles to come.
Unfortunately for Australian basketball player Aron Baynes, when he headed into the team’s locker room it was far from a sanctuary. The complete opposite, in fact.
Baynes suffered an on-court neck injury during the Aussies’ matchup versus Italy on Wednesday, but it wasn’t until he slipped in the change room that his Olympic dream officially came to an end.