The latest Women's Basketball injury news from RotoWire's experts.
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.
RotoWire AnalysisSykes has missed the last four games while dealing with a right foot injury, but has now been upgraded to questionable ahead of Tuesday's contest. Look for the 24-year-old guard to be reevaluated on game day and it wouldn't be surprising if Sykes ended up as a game-time decision. In seven contests this season, Sykes has averaged 7.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.0 block across 18.0 minutes.
RotoWire AnalysisHayes saw just 19 minutes of action during Saturday's game against the Fever, so she clearly tweaked the ankle during that contest. The fact that she isn't being ruled out a day ahead of Tuesday's game provides some optimism that it's not an overly serious issue, though she'll still be considered questionable for now. Look for additional updates to be provided following the team's morning shootaround and/or pregame warmups. It'd be a tough blow for the Dream considering Hayes' season averages of 17.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.4 steals.
RotoWire AnalysisAugustus was forced to sit out Saturday's contest with what was labeled a tweaked hamstring, though it doesn't sound like an overly serious injury. She was already back at practice Monday, which provides plenty of optimism that Augustus will be able to get back on the court Tuesday. For now, consider the 34-year-old veteran questionable, with a final decision being provided after a reevaluation following morning shootaround or pregame warmups.
RotoWire AnalysisCopper came down with flu-like symptoms at some point prior to tip-off and will be unable to give it a go Sunday. In her absence, the team will likely rely on Diamond DeShields to take on more minutes than usual on the wing.
RotoWire AnalysisDolson has been sidelined more than two weeks now, as she continues to work her way back from a foot injury. The Sky have yet to update her timetable for a return and with only a short rest until Tuesday's tilt with Washington, there's a decent chance Dolson is held out of that contest as well. Astou Ndour should continue to work with the starting five for the duration of Dolson's absence.
RotoWire AnalysisThomas will be sidelined for a second straight tilt Saturday as she continues to nurse a shoulder injury. The Sun will look to replace her presence -- 12.0 points, 9.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 31.1 minutes -- through the likes of other frontcourt players. That could thrust Shekinna Stricklen, Jonquel Jones and Morgan Tuck into bigger roles, especially with Chiney Ogwumike (knee) out as well. Thomas' next chance to see the floor arrives Friday against the Dream.
RotoWire AnalysisIt's not exactly clear when Ogwumike suffered the injury, as she played 35 minutes during the team's most recent game and was dominant, posting 30 points on 13-of-16 shooting. Regardless, in looking to replace her 28.5 minutes per game, the Sun will probably turn to Jonquel Jones and Brionna Jones. Ogwumike's next chance to take the floor comes Friday against Atlanta.
RotoWire AnalysisAugustus tweaked her hamstring during Minnesota's previous contest, playing just 15 minutes and going 1-of-5 from the field. In addition to some of her 25.8 minutes per game going to now-starter Wright, Lindsay Whalen and/or Danielle Robinson could see extra run. Augustus' next chance to suit up arrives Tuesday against Dallas.
RotoWire AnalysisWiese, working back from a knee injury, remains out for Sunday's game. That said, she's averaging only 4.2 minutes this season, so the absence shouldn't cause drastic changes to the Sparks' rotation. Her next opportunity to lace up arrives Tuesday against Indiana.
RotoWire AnalysisPlaisance is still working her way back from a torn ACL and doesn't have a specific timetable for a return. So, until the team comes out with some more information, we'll have to assume she's day-to-day. Her next chance to take the floor arrives Tuesday against Minnesota.
RotoWire AnalysisIt is unclear when Thomas sustained the injury, but it is serious enough to keep here sidelined Friday. Consider her status up in the air for Saturday's matchup with the Mercury until the team provides more clarity on the issue.
RotoWire AnalysisFriday will mark Langhorne's eighth straight absence as she continues to work her way back from a rib injury. It remains unclear when she'll return, and she should be considered day-to-day. In the meantime, Natasha Howard and Courtney Paris remain candidates to see expanded roles. Langhorne's next chance to lace up arrives Tuesday against Las Vegas.
RotoWire AnalysisCanada suffered a left ankle injury during Tuesday's tilt against the Sky, which forced her to exit the contest. The severity of the injury is still unknown, but it's causing her enough discomfort to keep her out of Friday's game. Looking for a way to replace her 18.5 minutes per game, the Storm may turn to Noelle Quinn or Sami Whitcomb. Canada's next chance to suit up arrives Tuesday against the Aces.
RotoWire AnalysisAugustus played just 15 minutes during the Lynx's most recent game, going 1-of-5 from the field, which is presumably when she tweaked her hamstring. If she ends up missing Saturday's contest, her 25.8 minutes may go to the likes of Lindsay Whalen, Tanisha Wright and/or Danielle Robinson.
RotoWire AnalysisWiese has appeared in only six games this season, averaging 4.2 minutes in those contests. So, her absence shouldn't shake things up much for the Sparks. Her next chance to take the floor arrives Sunday against Chicago.
RotoWire AnalysisSykes will be sidelined for a fourth straight tilt while recovering from a right foot injury. Layshia Clarendon should continue seeing an expanded role in her absence. Sykes' next chance to take the floor arrives Tuesday against the Liberty.
RotoWire AnalysisCoffey has missed four straight games with an ankle injury, but could return as soon as Friday. Getting her back up to speed is a priority for the Aces, as she's seeing 23.8 minutes per game for the club, averaging 11.8 points, 3.2 boards and 1.2 assists.
RotoWire AnalysisThe Fever continue to remain cautious with Johnson as she works her way back from a torn ACL and it wouldn't be all too surprising if the 27-year-old guard missed at least a handful more contests moving forward. She can be considered out indefinitely and when Johnson does return, there's a chance she sees some hefty restrictions in order to ease her back into the action.
|Seimone Augustus||Minnesota Lynx||Hamstring|
|Kahleah Copper||Chicago Sky||Illness|
|Stefanie Dolson||Chicago Sky||Foot|
|Tiffany Hayes||Atlanta Dream||Ankle|
|Shenise Johnson||Indiana Fever||Knee|
|Theresa Plaisance||Dallas Wings||Knee|
|Brittney Sykes||Atlanta Dream||Foot|
|Bria Holmes||Not Injury Related||12/1/2018|