The latest Women's Basketball injury news from RotoWire's experts.
RotoWire AnalysisJohnson will be suspended without pay as a result of her actions, but will rejoin the team Saturday against the Mystics. Kayla Thornton and Theresa Plaisance are in line for a larger role during Johnson's brief absence.
RotoWire AnalysisIt's yet another tough blow for the Fever, who have also lost Tiffany Mitchell (knee) and Shenise Johnson (knee) for the rest of the 2017 campaign as well. January will now start the long road to recovery with the hope of being back to full strength at the start of next season. January finished with averages 9.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists across 26.3 minutes. Look for Erica Wheeler, Marissa Coleman and Jazmon Gwathmey to see more minutes in the backcourt.
RotoWire AnalysisLittle was known about the issue heading into the matchup, but January sat out the loss, which marked the Fever's ninth loss in their last 10 contests. The team has not provided an update on January's status, but the guard should be considered questionable for Wednesday's game against New York.
RotoWire AnalysisHolmes did not play in Saturday's game against the Wings as she continues to battle a nagging ankle issue. The forward hasn't played in more than a week, but with a few more days to rest, it's possible she could get back on the court Wednesday. Holmes is averaging 8.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game on the year.
RotoWire AnalysisAfter having surgery to repair a torn ligament in her left thumb at the end July, Delle Donne continues to go through the recovery process and has yet to be given the green light for a return. The Mystics have yet to provide additional clarification on a timetable, so consider he questionable for Friday's game against the Liberty. Look for added touches for the likes of Kristi Toliver, Emma Meesseman and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt.
RotoWire AnalysisCloud originally suffered the injury during Friday's tilt with the Mercury and is still dealing with enough discomfort to sit out Sunday. While she's yet to be given any concrete timetable for a return, the Mystics won't play again until Friday against the Liberty, meaning Cloud should have just under a week to potentially make a full recovery. For now, consider Cloud questionable for Friday's contest.
RotoWire AnalysisRobinson will be missing a second straight game Sunday, as she's yet to shake a lingering knee injury. The Mercury also haven't given her any sort of timetable for a return, meaning Robinson can also be considered questionable heading into Tuesday's matchup with the Lynx. Robinson averages just 15.8 minutes per game, so it shouldn't translate to any drastic changes with the regular rotation.
RotoWire AnalysisHolmes' nagging injury is putting her status for Saturday's game in question. On the year, she's posting 8.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists across 23.4 minutes per game. If she's ultimately unable to go, the likes of Sancho Lyttle, Tamera Young and Damiris Dantas could all be in store for additional touches.
RotoWire AnalysisIt's unclear just how severe the injury is, but more tests will likely be performed after the game, which should give us a better indication of a potential absence. For now, consider Cloud questionable for Sunday's game against the Fever. Cloud finished Friday's game with five points (2-3 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and one assist across 11 minutes.
RotoWire AnalysisWith Parker being ruled out for the next two games already, she'll have an entire week to rehab her sprained right ankle, with her next opportunity to return being Aug. 25 against the Sun. She should be considered questionable-at-best for that contest.
RotoWire AnalysisRobinson exited in the first half of last Saturday's loss to the Storm with the knee injury and did not return, but there have not yet been any issues regarding its severity. Cayla George will likely see extended minutes off the bench in Robinson's absence.
RotoWire AnalysisWith Lindsay Whalen also out with a broken bone in her hand, the depth of the Lynx will be tested. Renee Montgomery and Jia Perkins will get more minutes.
RotoWire AnalysisMitchell suffered the injury during a practice prior to Saturday's contest. On the season, the second-year guard will finish averaging 10.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals across 24.9 minutes per game. As a result of her absence, Marissa Coleman and Jazmon Gwathmey could see additional touches.
RotoWire AnalysisBrunson supplied three points, three rebounds and a steal prior to exiting the contest. The extent of her injury remains unclear, but the team should shed some additional light on the situation prior to its next game Friday against the Fever. An extended absence would certainly cause a shakeup in the frontcourt rotation.
RotoWire AnalysisIt sounds like just a minor ailment for Bird, though she's now being listed as day-to-day moving forward. Noelle Quinn is expected to jump into the starting lineup in her place, while players like Jewell Loyd and Breanna Stewart will likely take on a bigger responsibility offensively. Bird's next opportunity to see the floor will be Friday against the Stars.
RotoWire AnalysisWilliams has missed the last three games with a left knee strain and it continues to linger, which will keep her sidelined yet again Wednesday. With just two days until Friday's tilt with the Sky, it seems unlikely Williams will be cleared, but consider her questionable for that contest in the meantime. Williams has averaged just 17.7 minutes per game thus far in the season, meaning her absence shouldn't have a drastic impact on the regular rotation.
RotoWire AnalysisWednesday's absence will mark Carson's sixth missed game with a lingering elbow injury. Odyssey Sims should continue to see additional touches as a result.
RotoWire AnalysisDelle Donne, who was set a timetable for return of "at least two weeks" after she injured her thumb during the last game of July, will not play Wednesday. We've passed the two-week mark, so she should likely be considered day-to-day from here on out. Emma Meesseman will likely continue seeing the bulk of additional touches in Delle Donne's absence.
RotoWire AnalysisWhalen has missed three games with the injury. Renee Montgomery is expected to continue to start at point guard while Whalen is out.
|Moriah Jefferson||San Antonio Stars||Knee|
|Angel Robinson||Phoenix Mercury||Knee|
|Riquna Williams||Los Angeles Sparks||Knee|
|Elena Delle Donne||Thumb||8/25/2017|