Some notes entering today’s Sun-Houston Comets game at 4 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena:
Nykesha Sales, who injured her head in a collision with Seattle’s Janell Burse Sunday during the Sun’s 76-58 victory, will be home for today’s game against Houston. Sales looked groggy when she left the court following the hit – indicating a possible concussion – and was taken to a local hospital following the game for observation.
She was released later that night and also missed practice on Saturday. As it has been widely publicized, Sales has been hampered by injuries the whole season (sore Achilles, sprained ankle) and today will mark the sixth game she’s missed this season.
Sun rookie Kamesha Hairston also didn’t dress last game and was wearing a brace on her right wrist while watching from the bench.
The Sun, however, aren’t the only team dealing of injuries. The Indiana Fever lost MVP candidate Tamika Catchings to a partial tear in her left plantar fascia (foot) on Friday, and she is expected to miss two to three weeks. It’s a big blow to the Fever, who also lost their hold on first place in the East with losses to Detroit on Friday and Chicago on Saturday.
Here is the game story from last night’s loss to the Sky, courtesy of the Indianapolis Star.
Check back in a few moments for today’s Sun-Comets starting lineups. Expect Evina Maltsi to start in place of Sales.