More bad news for Karima Christmas-Kelly
Karima Christmas-Kelly took to Instagram Monday to talk about her latest injury, a setback that she said will lead to surgery.
“2019 has been absolutely heartbreaking so far,” Christmas-Kelly typed as part of a long post on Monday morning. “From recently losing my grandmother, one of my main supporters in everything I do, to now having to endure another surgery.”
Christmas-Kelly played in six games for the Lynx this season, coming off a 2018 season with the Dallas Wings that was cut short due to injury. Christmas-Kelly scored in three of the six games she played, including a season-high 12 points in the June 22 win vs. Las Vegas.
Christmas-Kelly’s injury was first reported by W-Insidr. The Minnesota Lynx put out a statement Monday afternoon.
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Teammates Sylvia Fowles and Danielle Robinson commented on Christmas-Kelly’s post on Monday morning, supporting their teammate as she begins yet another rehab process to get back on the court.
“We got you…you’re in good hands,” Fowles said.
“We love you sis!!! Sending healing vibes and prayers your way,” Robinson added.
The Lynx roster of forwards continues to get smaller each day with Jessica Shepard’s season-ending injury as well as Damiris Dantas dealing with a calf injury* that kept her out of Sunday’s game. With Christmas-Kelly out, Minnesota has just four active forwards on their team, including second-year player Stephanie Talbot who started and played in Dantas’ place in Sunday’s loss to the Wings.
With just nine “healthy” players on the roster — and the status of Dantas still in the air — the Lynx could make a move to provide some depth back to the team’s bench. Minnesota takes on the Atlanta Dream on July 2 at Target Center.
“I’ll be back y’all, the WARRIOR always gets back up to fight the good fight,” Christmas-Kelly typed.
* An earlier version of this story said Damiras Dantas has a knee injury. It is a calf injury. We apologize for the error.
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