Injury Report: Moriah Jefferson enters concussion protocol, Aneika Morello and Sancho Lyttle out for Dream

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 15: Moriah Jefferson
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 15: Moriah Jefferson /

San Antonio Stars guard Moriah Jefferson has entered concussion protocol and will not play in Friday night’s game against the Mercury, the team has announced.

Jefferson suffered a head injury on Wednesday in San Antonio’s 89-56 loss to the Connecticut Sun. She played just 18 minutes, scoring six points in the first half before a hit to the head forced her to leave the game.

Jefferson’s absence should mean more playing time for 2017’s top overall pick Kelsey Plum, who scored a career-high 11 points, most coming after Jefferson’s injury on Wednesday night.

The Stars say they will provide further updates on her condition as they are known.

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Meanwhile, Atlanta will be without a pair of contributors against Indiana Friday night as well. Guard Aneika Morello, who has a left foot injury, and big Sancho Lyttle, who was elbowed in the nose on Wednesday night, will miss the contest against the Fever.

The Dream said Lyttle will be upgraded to probable for Sunday’s game at home against the Wings in Atlanta.