Another injury impacts the race for the top-two seeds
Las Vegas Aces forward and WNBA All-Star captain A’ja Wilson sported a walking boot on her left foot from the bench on Sunday as her team defeated the Minnesota Lynx to improve to 12-6.
She left the game and did not return in Friday’s loss to the Seattle Storm due to what was later deemed a high ankle sprain.
A specific timetable has not yet been set for a targeted return date, but Aces head coach and president of basketball operations Bill Laimbeer noted postgame on Sunday that his team could be without one of its stars for a good chunk of time.
“The doctor saw her again tonight,” he said. “I would suspect it’s weeks. What that means, I don’t really have a handle on right now.”
The Aces have one game remaining before the All-Star break. They host the Storm on Tuesday, also the night of the 2019 WNBA All-Star draft (9:30 PM ET, ESPN2). Wilson and Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne have been selected as All-Star captains.
As of Monday morning, an announcement has not been made on Wilson’s status for the All-Star game and a potential replacement player.
Breaking down key elements of Friday's game between the Las Vegas Aces and Seattle Storm, and how A'ja Wilson's ankle injury may affect the Aces' rotation.
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