Sheryl Swoopes Diagnosed With Bulging Disc In Her Lower Back

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(HOUSTON June 1, 2007) The Houston Comets have announced that after thorough evaluation of an injury suffered earlier this week, Sheryl Swoopes has been diagnosed with a bulging disc in her lower back. She is expected to be out for two to four weeks.

Over the Comets last three contests, Swoopes has averaged 7.6 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game. Swoopes is now in her 11th season in the WNBA and with the Houston Comets. She was one of the first players signed to the league on October 23, 1996.

The Houston Comets next three home games include matches against the 2006 Champion Detroit Shock on June 2 at 7:30 p.m., the Connecticut Sun on June 8 at 7:30 p.m. and the Sacramento Monarchs on June 11 at 7:30 p.m. Individual game tickets, season plans, mini-plans and group tickets are available for purchase by calling 713-627-WNBA or by visiting