WNBA injury report: Mystics guard Natasha Cloud out at least two games

The Washington Mystics will be without guard Natasha Cloud for at least the next two games, as she battles a partial plantar fascia tear, the team announced on Thursday.

Cloud injured her right foot on Tuesday in the third quarter of the Mystics’ 85-76 win over the San Antonio Stars.

Up next, the Mystics will face the Connecticut Sun and Atlanta Dream without Cloud. She will be reevaluated before Washington visits San Antonio on Aug. 4.

The injury comes at a tough time for the Mystics, with fellow guard Tayler Hill now out for the season with a torn ACL. Hill had been the team’s second-leading scorer (13.3 points per game).

Over 21 games off the bench, Cloud has averaged 4.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, and  2.9 assists per contest. The injury comes just two games after her 10-point, eight-assist performance against Atlanta in a season-high 29 minutes.

With Cloud now out for at least the next couple games, the Mystics will likely look to Shatori Walker-Kimbrough to help fill the backcourt void, while Kristi Toliver will need to continue her streak of steady backcourt performances.

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