ATLANTA, August 3, 2011 — Atlanta Dream guard Shalee Lehning will miss the remainder of the 2011 season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

MRI results revealed today that Lehning tore the ACL in her right knee. The injury occurred during the first quarter of the Dream’s game against the Connecticut Sun on July 31. Lehning did not return to the game and did not dress for Tuesday’s game against New York. She is expected to undergo surgery later this month.

Lehning, a 5-9 guard, appeared in all 18 games for the Dream this season. She was averaging 12.1 minutes, 2.1 points and 2.3 assists per game. A second round draft pick in 2009, Lehning led the Dream to playoff appearances in her first two seasons in the league. She started 20 of 34 games as a rookie in 2009, finishing in the top 10 in assists. In 2010, Lehning started 33 games and ranked seventh in the league in assists per game, helping the Dream to the WNBA Finals.

The Atlanta Dream is the defending Women’s National Basketball Association’s (WNBA) Eastern Conference Champion. The Dream plays 17 home games this summer at Philips Arena. The Dream host the New York Liberty on August 2 at 7:30 p.m., the Seattle Storm on August 7 at 3:00 p.m., and the Connecticut Sun on August 19 at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, visit www.AtlantaDream.net or call (877) 977-7729.