The latest Women's Basketball injury news from RotoWire's experts.
RotoWire AnalysisAfter missing seven straight games, Dolson's questionable tag for Friday is the first sign that the center may be close to returning to the court. However, with no report of Dolson being able to practice yet, chances are she remains sidelined Friday night, but she should still be considered a game-time call at this point.
RotoWire AnalysisClark missed Tuesday's tilt against the Aces due to a right ankle injury, which is still giving her significant discomfort. Assuming she's sidelined, Natasha Howard and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis are candidates to see extra run.
RotoWire AnalysisCanada has been battling an ankle injury for about a week, but should be able to suit up for Friday's contest after appearing in Tuesday's game. On the season, she's averaging 6.1 points, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals in 19.3 minutes.
RotoWire AnalysisThomas is at risk of missing her third straight game while recovering from a shoulder injury. However, with Chiney Ogwumike (knee) probable this time around, the Sun should have some more frontcourt depth than last time out, when both players were sidelined.
RotoWire AnalysisOgwumike missed the Sun's most recent tilt Saturday against the Mercury, but the extended time off has apparently helped her get healthy. That said, she's not a lock to play. More information should arrive as gameday and tipoff draw closer.
RotoWire AnalysisWiese is slated to miss a fifth straight game, as she continues to work her way back from a knee injury. The fact that she's being ruled out a day in advance is somewhat concerning regarding the severity of the injury, though Wiese will continue to be evaluated on game-to-game basis for now. Wiese's next shot to get back on the court will come on Sunday against the Liberty.
RotoWire AnalysisSykes has missed the last five contests due to a foot injury and the Dream have yet to update how her recovery progress has been going. As a result, Sykes is still going to be evaluated on a game-to-game basis, with Friday's contest marking her next shot to take the court. Look for Sykes to be reevaluated at some point during morning shootaround or pregame warmups, so look for another update on her potential availability to be provided once that has been completed.
RotoWire AnalysisHayes missed Tuesday's contest with a left ankle injury and it's apparently still giving her some discomfort. While it's encouraging that she's not been ruled out a day in advance, there's still a chance Hayes is ultimately held out again and another update should be provided after she tests the injury out during pregame warmups. As a result, we may not get final word on Hayes' availability until just prior to tip-off. Layshia Clarendon picked up the start in Hayes' place Tuesday, posting five points, four rebounds and one assist across 26 minutes.
RotoWire AnalysisJefferson has yet to play in a game this year for the Aces while tending to a knee injury suffered towards the end of the 2017 campaign. When healthy, she's a more-than-capable scorer, as she averaged 13.9 PPG during her rookie season, and shot 52.3 percent from the field in her injury-shortened sophomore year. Add in a career average of 4.3 assists, and Jefferson should soon provide a boost to the Aces, a team that currently sits in last place in the Western Conference with a 4-9 mark. It was reported June 13 that Jefferson was targeting a July 1 return, and her return to practice means that timeline appears to still be in tact.
RotoWire AnalysisJohnson continues to work her way back from a torn ACL. The Fever haven't provided an official timetable for her return, so we'll have to assume she's day-to-day for the time being. Johnson's next opportunity to lace up arrives Friday against the Storm.
RotoWire AnalysisSykes was upgraded to questionable prior to Tuesday's contest, but ultimately remained off the floor for a fifth straight game. Her upgraded status seems to indicate a return isn't far off, though tentatively consider Sykes questionable once again for Friday's tilt with the Sun. The Dream were also without Tiffany Hayes (ankle) on Tuesday, so the team could certainly use some added depth in the backcourt.
RotoWire AnalysisThe Storm decided to wait until just before tip-off to report Bird won't play, though it's only for rest purposes and she isn't dealing with any sort of injury. For that reason, Bird should be back in the lineup as soon as Friday's matchup with the Fever. In the meantime, look for the likes of Noelle Quinn and Jordin Canada to see more time in the backcourt.
RotoWire AnalysisIt's unclear what the exact injury is that Clark is dealing with, but it's giving her enough discomfort to miss at least Tuesday's contest. Clark will have another two full days off for rest ahead of Friday's matchup with the Fever, though tentatively consider her questionable for that contest as well. Clark's absence could mean more work for players like Natasha Howard and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis.
RotoWire AnalysisHayes picked up a left ankle injury during Saturday's matchup with the Fever and while the severity of it is still somewhat unknown, it will cost 28-year-old at least one contest. The next opportunity for Hayes to return will come on Friday against Connecticut and tentatively consider her questionable for that contest for the time being. With Hayes on the sidelines, Layshia Clarendon will pick up the start and should see extended run.
RotoWire AnalysisPlaisance continue to progress in her recovery from a torn ACL, but understandably, the Wings are going to be as cautious as possible with her. As a result, Plaisance will miss another contest Tuesday, with her next opportunity to take the court coming Friday against the Sparks. There's a decent chance Plaisance sees limited minutes once cleared to play, so it may be awhile before she's an option in fantasy contests.
RotoWire AnalysisDolson has been sidelined for seven straight games and at this point, there doesn't appear to be a clear date that the Sky are targeting for her return. She'll continue to go through a heavy dose of rest and recovery as a result and a rematch with the Mystics on Friday will be Dolson's next opportunity to take the court. Look for Astou Ndour to draw another start at center, though she's averaged just 7.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 block across 20.8 minutes so far this season.
RotoWire AnalysisHill has missed the entire season thus far while working back from a torn ACL, but appears to finally be nearing a return to the court. She's officially been upgraded to questionable Tuesday, though we may not get final word on her availability until just prior to tip-off. That said, even if Hill is cleared, she'll likely be a player to avoid for DFS purposes considering the high likelihood that she's heavily limited in her first game back from a lengthy absence.
RotoWire AnalysisThe injury comes at an unfortunate time for Fagbenle, who had her best performance of the season during the team's most recent tilt, dropping seven boards and adding three rebounds in 10 minutes off the pine. Her next opportunity to take the floor arrives Friday against the Mercury.
RotoWire AnalysisThis is the first news of Mavunga dealing with an injury, which may have occurred during the team's most recent game Saturday against Atlanta, when she tallied four points, six rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal. In looking to replace Mavunga's 10.3 minutes per game, Indiana may turn to the likes of Erica McCall and Hind Ben Abdelkader. Mavunga's next chance to take the floor arrives Friday against Seattle.
RotoWire AnalysisWiese will miss another game Tuesday, as she continues to deal with a knee injury. Her absence hasn't affected the Sparks rotation too much, as she's only averaged 4.2 minutes in the games that she played in. Her next opportunity to play will come on Friday against Dallas.
|Alysha Clark||Seattle Storm||Ankle|
|Shenise Johnson||Indiana Fever||Knee|
|Stephanie Mavunga||Indiana Fever||Ankle|
|Theresa Plaisance||Dallas Wings||Knee|
|Alyssa Thomas||Connecticut Sun||Shoulder|
|Sydney Wiese||Los Angeles Sparks||Knee|
|Bria Holmes||Not Injury Related||12/1/2018|