Saturday, August 30, 2008

Whalen has right ankle sprain

Lindsay Whalen is listed as day-to-day with a right ankle sprain she suffered Friday in Atlanta, according to the Sun's team notes. Jamie Carey is slated to start in her place Sunday against Seattle. I'll have more in a few hours after the Sun meet with the media. Sprains are tricky and run a wide range of severity so we'll see how long Whalen is actually out, or where the injury is located (upper, lower, etc.).

But something like this seems to happen to the Sun before or during the playoffs every year. A few years ago Katie Douglas suffered a fracture in her foot and Lindsay Whalen hurt her ankle and needed surgery in the offseason. Then last year, Douglas (elbow) and Asjha Jones (ankle) played through injuries serious enough that Thibault said they wouldn't have played in the second round if the team had advanced. No doubt team trainer Jeremy Norman will break out the model foot he totes around to explain the specifics of some injury to the media before the year is done.

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