Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Minnesota Lynx's Augustus Out With Ankle Sprain

The Minnesota Lynx were without their star scorer Semione Augustus last night in the game against the Atlanta Dream because of an ankle sprain.
A Lynx official confirmed on Monday that Augustus sprained her left ankle and would be out indefinitely.  She had an MRI on Monday morning, which revealed the damage.
Augustus sustained the injury during the second quarter of Sunday's 91-59 win against the Phoenix Mercury when she attempted to chase down a loose ball while defending DeWanna Bonner's layup with 7:01 left in the quarter. She did not return to the game. Forward Maya Moore (former Husky!) stepped in for Augustus and scored 23 points.
Augustus entered the game ranked 13th in the WNBA with 16.3 points per game and left Sunday's game with eight points.
Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said after Sunday's win, "We need our players to step up to be successful. And this team knows how to do that."
Reference: Twin Cities and Star Tribune
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