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The latest Women's Basketball injury news from RotoWire's experts.

Essence Carson    Los Angeles Sparks    OUT    Groin
Carson will not play in Saturday's matchup against the Fever due to a pulled groin, Russell Steinberg of summitthoops.com reports.

RotoWire Analysis

The injury occurred in the Sparks' previous game against the Mercury. She played nine minutes before being forced to exit the contest. Carson has been steady thus far in her second season with the team, tallying 6.0 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 0.7 steals across 21.6 minutes per game. Her status for Tuesday's game against the Suns is uncertain at this point. Riquna Williams is expected to replace her in the starting lineup.
Lynetta Kizer    Connecticut Sun    OUT    Back
Kizer (back) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Liberty.

RotoWire Analysis

Kizer will now have missed four straight games with back problems, and there has been no concrete update on when the team thinks she may be able to return. With the Sun now facing a stretch where they'll play their next three games in five days, it doesn't appear as though the forward will be returning any time soon.
Morgan Tuck    Connecticut Sun    OUT    Knee
Tuck (knee) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Liberty.

RotoWire Analysis

This will be the sixth straight absence for Tuck, as she remains without a timetable for a return with the knee contusion. With the Sun now set to play three times in the next five days, it could be a while before Tuck makes her return to the floor.
Danielle Robinson    Phoenix Mercury    OUT    Ankle
Robinson (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday and will be a game-time decision for Friday's tilt against the Storm, HoopFeed.com reports.

RotoWire Analysis

Robinson has missed the past two games due to an ankle injury, prompting Leilani Mitchell to pick up starts. It appears as if Robinson's ankle is progressing well, however, as she was able to return to practice Wednesday. Regardless, the Mercury don't seem to want to jump the gun and declare Robinson a lock for Friday's game. If she does end up playing, Mitchell will likely be sent back to the bench.
Danielle Robinson    Phoenix Mercury    OUT    Ankle
Robinson (ankle) will remain sidelined for Sunday's game against the Sparks, Jeff Metcalfe of AZcentral.com reports.

RotoWire Analysis

Robinson will be missing a second consecutive game with an ankle sprain. That will allow Leilani Mitchell to pick up another start at point guard after posting 10 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals across 27 minutes in relief on Friday against the Sky. Robinson's next opportunity to see the floor will be Friday against the Storm, so consider her questionable for that outing.
Lynetta Kizer    Connecticut Sun    OUT    Back
Kizer (back) will miss Saturday's game against Minnesota.

RotoWire Analysis

Kizer still has no timetable for her return, and the Sun will turn to Bianno Jones and Rachel Banham for added minutes in her absence. Connecticut returns the court next Friday against the Liberty.
Morgan Tuck    Connecticut Sun    OUT    Knee
Tuck (knee) is out for Saturday's game against Minnesota.

RotoWire Analysis

Tuck will miss her fifth consecutive game, and the team has not set a timetable for her return. Again, the Sun will relying on Courtney Williams to perform. Connecticut returns to action next Friday, where Tuck will get her next chance to see the court.
Danielle Robinson    Phoenix Mercury    OUT    Ankle
Robinson (ankle) has been ruled out of Friday's game against the Sky.

RotoWire Analysis

Robinson sprained her ankle in practice Tuesday but it isn't clear how long she may be out of commission. Look for Leilani Mitchell to step into the starting lineup in the meantime.
Briann January    Indiana Fever
January (Achilles) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Dream.

RotoWire Analysis

January continues to work her way back from a left Achilles tendon strain and has yet to be given the green light for a return. Tiffany Mitchell and Erica Wheeler are likely the main beneficiaries in her absence Thursday, while January's next opportunity to take the floor will be Sunday against the Sky.
Lynetta Kizer    Connecticut Sun    OUT    Back
Kizer (back) will miss Wednesday's action against the Liberty.

RotoWire Analysis

Kizer's absence should open up time for Bionna Jones and Rachel Banham to get some extra run. There's no timetable for Kizer's return at the moment. The Sun's next game takes place Saturday against the Lynx.
Morgan Tuck    Connecticut Sun    OUT    Knee
Tuck (knee) will not play during Wednesday's tilt against the Liberty.

RotoWire Analysis

Tuck will miss her fourth straight contest due to a knee contusion and remains without a timetable for return. Courtney Williams should continue to benefit in Tuck's absence. The Sun's next tilt takes place Saturday against the Lynx, which will be Tuck's next chance to return to action.
Danielle Robinson    Phoenix Mercury    OUT    Ankle
Robinson was helped out of Tuesday's practice and diagnosed with a sprained ankle, Howard Megdal of Summitthoops.com reports.

RotoWire Analysis

There's currently no timetable for her return, so she should be considered questionable for Friday's game against the Sky. If Robinson is ultimately sidelined, expect Leilani Mitchell and Diani Taurasi to absorb more ballhandling duties.
Aerial Powers    Dallas Wings    OUT    Hip
Powers (hip) will remain sidelined for Tuesday's game against the Sparks, HoopFeed.com reports.

RotoWire Analysis

Powers has yet to seen any action this season, as she continues to be plagued by a lingering hip injury. While a return in June was her original target, she still won't be cleared for Tuesday's tilt and she's yet to be given any sort of concrete timetable. The Wings next contest comes Friday against the Liberty, although Powers' availability for that game is still unknown.
Briann January    Indiana Fever
January (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Mystics.

RotoWire Analysis

After originally suffering the injury during Wednesday's tilt with the Mercury, January went on to sit out Friday's game against the Storm, so this will mark a second straight game on the sidelines for the nine-year veteran. Look for Tiffany Mitchell and Erica Wheeler to benefit the most in January's absence after logging 29 and 35 minutes, respectively, in the Fever's last contest. January's next opportunity to play will be Thursday's matchup with the Dream.
Lynetta Kizer    Connecticut Sun    OUT    Back
Kizer will not play in Saturday's game against the Dream due to a back injury.

RotoWire Analysis

This is the first we've heard of Kizer dealing with any sort of injury. As it isn't clear when she might return, look for Brionna Jones and Rachel Banham to pick up a little bit of extra playing time until further notice.
Morgan Tuck    Connecticut Sun    OUT    Knee
Tuck (knee) will not play in Saturday's game against the Dream.

RotoWire Analysis

Tuck, who will miss yet another game due to a knee contusion, remains without a timeline for a return. Courtney Williams was the primary beneficiary of her absence last game, as the South Florida product came off the bench to post a career-high 23 points (on 10-of-11 shooting) and 10 boards in 31 minutes.
Elena Delle Donne    Washington Mystics
Delle Donne is questionable for Friday's game against the Lynx due to a groin strain, Doug Feinberg of the Associated Press reports.

RotoWire Analysis

It's possible that Delle Donne aggravated her groin during Tuesday's matchup against the Wings, though nothing official has been released at the moment. Regardless, she's apparently in enough discomfort to put her status for Friday's tilt into question. If she's ultimately ruled out, expect players like Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, Natasha Cloud and Tianna Hawkins to all possibly see additional run.
Briann January    Indiana Fever
January suffered a left ankle injury during Tuesday's game against the Mercury, the Washington Post reports.

RotoWire Analysis

January was forced from the game after playing just over a minute and wasn't able to return following the injury. The severity remains unclear at this point in time, but another update should be provided ahead of Friday's tilt with the Storm. For now, consider January questionable for that contest.
Sancho Lyttle    Atlanta Dream    OUT    Personal
Lyttle produced a team-high 12 rebounds to go along with her six points (3-9 FG), three assists, and one steal in Wednesday's fall to the Liberty.

RotoWire Analysis

Lyttle's 12 rebounds marks the most rebounds she's recorded in a game throughout her 2017 campaign thus far. The veteran out of Houston is averaging 7.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 2.1 steals across 29.6 minutes over six contests in her 2017 campaign.
Sancho Lyttle    Atlanta Dream    OUT    Personal
Lyttle left the Dream on Wednesday to participate in the EuroBasket tournament.

RotoWire Analysis

Lyttle played 33 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Liberty, marking her final game before heading overseas for at least the next two weeks. EuroBasket runs through June 25th (at the latest), so expect Lyttle to return to Atlanta in late-June or early-July.
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Players Likely To Return Soon
Player Injury Est. Return
Sancho Lyttle Personal 6/25/2017
Courtney Vandersloot Personal 6/25/2017
Emma Meesseman Personal 6/25/2017
Essence Carson Groin 6/27/2017
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis Knee 7/1/2017
Courtney Paris Knee 7/7/2017
Alex Harden Shoulder 8/1/2017
Angel McCoughtry Rest 10/1/2017
Astou Ndour Undisclosed 10/18/2017
Jamierra Faulkner Knee 11/1/2017
Players Out or on IR
Player Team Est. Return