WNBA Veteran Erin Thorn Signed as Fever Replacement Player

INDIANAPOLIS – Ten-year WNBA veteran Erin Thorn has been signed by the Indiana Fever as a replacement player, the team has announced. In addition to three Fever players sidelined prior to the season, All-Star guard Katie Douglas was unable to play in Wednesday’s game at New York, forcing Indiana to field a team with just eight healthy players.

A 3-point specialist who earlier played with New York, Chicago and Minnesota during her career, Thorn was waived in training camp earlier this season by the Phoenix Mercury, the team which Indiana hosts Saturday in a nationally televised game on ABC-TV (3:30 p.m.). She played the 2012 season with the Minnesota Lynx, the team Indiana beat in the WNBA Finals.

Thorn, 33, averages 4.8 points and 1.5 assists per game during a career which began in 2003. Her best season was a 2007 campaign with the Liberty in which she made 29 starts and averaged 9.7 points.

Douglas missed Wednesday’s contest and remains listed as day-to-day for Saturday’s game with the Mercury. Jessica Davenport (left tibia stress fracture), Erin Phillips (torn right meniscus) and Jeanette Pohlen (torn left ACL) all are expected to remain out of action until at least midseason.