Seimone Augustus Injury Update

The Minnesota Lynx announced that forward Seimone Augustus will miss the remainder of the 2009 WNBA season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee. A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) study done yesterday revealed the extent of the injury, which occurred in the second quarter of Minnesota's game on Wednesday at Phoenix. The date for surgery has yet to be determined.

"This is an unfortunate situation for Seimone and we wish her a full recovery," said Lynx Executive Vice President Roger Griffith. "Seimone has been playing at an MVP level to start the season and has been our leader on the court. Knowing Seimone, she will work hard in her rehab efforts to get back on the court as soon as possible. In the interim, we have a tremendous amount of talent on this team and I am confident that the other players on our roster will step up and continue our early season success."

Augustus has appeared in all six Lynx games this season, averaging a team-high 21.0 ppg (third in the WNBA) and 4.2 rpg. In 105 career games with Minnesota, Augustus holds averages of 21.2 ppg and 3.9 rpg.
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