New York Liberty guard Brittany Boyd appeared to injury her Achilles Thursday night in a 90-71 loss to the Minnesota Lynx. She did not return to the game, and her season may be over, according to Holly Rowe of ESPN.
Crushing blow for @nyliberty Brittany Boyd likely done for season w Achilles injury.
— Holly Rowe (@sportsiren) May 19, 2017
The injury occurred midway through the fourth quarter, and Boyd was helped to the locker room shortly thereafter. Head coach Bill Laimbeer announced after the game that she will have an MRI on Friday, at which point we will know more.
If, in fact, she is finished for the season, this would be a massive blow for the Liberty. Boyd was off to a strong start, scoring in double figures in each of her first two games and providing a sure hand in an offense that could push the pace.
Her college coach, Cal’s Lindsay Gottlieb, posted the following note after the game:
— Lindsay Gottlieb (@CalCoachG) May 19, 2017
We will have an update as soon as the results of the MRI are available.