Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Injury report

Check out tomorrow's Bulletin (and for more on Thursday night's Lynx-Sun game, but for now, here's a couple quick-hitters from Sun practice today:

* Sun coach Mike Thibault said the target date for Asjha Jones' return is next Friday’s game vs. New York. He doesn’t think the All-Star forward will play Sunday at Washington, but Jones will travel with the team and she has been practicing with them this week. On Wednesday, she participated in roughly two-thirds of the session, Thibault said.

Jones underwent surgery on her left Achilles' tendon in February and has yet to dress for the Sun this season.

* Sandrine Gruda, who is training with the French national team, is expected to arrive either next Thursday, June 3, or Saturday, June 5. If she arrives Thursday, she’ll dress against New York, regardless if she gets to practice beforehand.

Gruda didn't arrive until the ninth game of last season, and despite having nothing but a shootaround under her belt, scored 23 points with six rebounds in her first game back at Detroit. So Thibault has no qualms about playing her cold.

* Renee Montgomery sat out a portion of practice Wednesday to nurse a tweaked left hamstring she suffered before last Friday's game at Atlanta. She also been playing on an injured ankle, though it's improved.

“I’m 100 percent go for tomorrow,” she said.

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