Elena Delle Donne rolled her right ankle midway through the first quarter in the Mystics’ game against the Fever. She then left to the locker room:
The Mystics announced that Delle Donne suffered an ankle sprain and will not return. She will be examined on Saturday, so her status is up in the air for Sunday’s game against the Fever.
UPDATE: Elena Delle Donne has a right ankle sprain and will not return. She will be evaluated tomorrow.— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) July 14, 2017
In light of her injury, this gives Emma Meesseman a chance to shine as a “number one option” once again, like she did for Belgium in EuroBasket Women last month. It also gives Tianna Hawkins some more opportunities to play as well.
Here’s hoping that Delle Donne’s injury is not serious.