WNBA injury news: Chicago Sky forward Keisha Hampton to undergo knee surgery, miss remainder of season

UNCASVILLE, CT - MAY 2: Rachel Banham
UNCASVILLE, CT - MAY 2: Rachel Banham /

Chicago Sky forward Keisha Hampton will undergo knee surgery on Friday and miss the remainder of the season while she recovers, the team has announced.

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The Sky expect her to be ready for the 2018 season.

Hampton is in her second season in the WNBA and her first with the Sky. As a rookie with the Minnesota Lynx, she played in 27 games, averaging 2.6 points in 6.8 minutes per contest.

In her second year, Hampton struggled to start but saw her minutes increase as the season progressed. She enjoyed her best game on July 18 in Seattle, when she played 15 minutes and scored 14 points on 5-8 shooting. Overall, she posted 3.6 points per game for the Sky.

The Sky, now moving on without a key piece off their bench, are just 11-16 on the season, but have won three straight games and have seven remaining. They will host the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday night in Rosemont, Ill. The game will be available on League Pass.