WNBA injury news: Indiana Fever lose Briann January for season, sign Jennie Simms

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 8: Briann January
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 8: Briann January /

The Indiana Fever will play the remainder of the season without guard Briann January, who suffered a torn meniscus in her right knee, the team announced on Monday.

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January joins Shenise Johnson and Tiffany Mitchell on the bench as Fever players to suffer season-ending injuries.

The veteran guard concludes her ninth season in the league with strong numbers across the board. She posted 9.5 points per game to go with 3.9 assists and 1.5 rebounds. While her shooting percentages were down slightly from last year, January did have a career-best season taking care of the ball, with a 4.7 percent turnover rate and 2.7 assist to turnover ratio.

January opened the 2017 season with her best game of the year, dropping 23 points on the Seattle Storm while shooting 4-5 from three-point range.

Fever add Simms

With their numbers dwindling, the Fever added rookie Jennie Simms to help make up for January’s absence. The 2017 second-round draft pick out of Old Dominion played in 10 games for the Washington Mystics before being waived in late July.

When she saw the floor, the guard posted 1.2 points and 1.1 rebounds per game and shot just 2-12 from the field overall.

The Fever have now lost four straight games and host the streaking New York Liberty on Wednesday night. The game will tip at 7 p.m. ET and will be available via League Pass.