Elena Delle Donne
ForwardF
 Washington Mystics  WNBA
OUT
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 8/30/2020
Not expected to play
FWashington Mystics
Undisclosed
July 20, 2020
Mystics coach Mike Thibault implied Sunday that he does not expect Delle Donne to play in 2020, the Washington Times reports. "If I were in your shoes, I would go with the assumption that Elena's not playing this year. That's the assumption I have," Thibault told reporters.
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In what's become a high-profile story, Delle Donne, who has Lyme disease, was denied a medical exemption by the WNBA. As such, if she chooses to opt out of the season, Delle Donne would forego her salary for the 22-game season. However, the Mystics have not removed the reigning league MVP from their roster, so for the time being, she'll be paid, and the door will be left open for Delle Donne to join the team in Florida at a later date. Even so, Thibault does not expect Delle Donne, who underwent back surgery in the offseason, to be on the floor anytime soon. "There is no assumption by us that she will play this summer," Thibault reiterated. "She has a meeting with her surgeon, but basically it's with our rehab people that the constant communication is with them and with Elena. So we do a daily report on all of our players, and she's a part of that report."
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Delle Donne said Monday that her request to opt out of the 2020 season due to medical concerns was denied by a panel of WNBA physicians, John Barr and Sarah Spain of ESPN.com report.
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Doesn't travel to bubble
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Delle Donne has entered the medical evaluation protocol and did not travel to the WNBA bubble, Ava Wallace of the Washington Post reports.
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Re-signs with Washington
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Delle Donne (back) re-signed Tuesday with the Mystics on a four-year contract, ESPN.com reports.
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Has surgery, likely ready for 2020
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Delle Donne underwent successful surgery to repair three herniated discs in her back and is expected to be ready for the 2020 WNBA season, Tyler Byrum of NBC Sports reports.
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