Diana Taurasi Sidelined Indefinitely

Posted: May 31, 2012

Mercury guard Diana Taurasi will be out indefinitely with a strained left hip flexor, the club announced today. Taurasi did not travel with the team to Atlanta for tonight’s contest against the Eastern Conference defending Dream. She will be re-evaluated daily.

Taurasi sustained the injury during the 2012 WNBA training camp after reporting just seven days before the season opener following a full Eurolegue season in Turkey and training camp with USA Basketball. She missed the season opener at Minnesota due to the injury and played just 10 minutes at Tulsa in the team's second game. She played 26 minutes and scored 18 points in Phoenix's home opener loss to Los Angeles.

Tonight’s game against Atlanta will be broadcast on FOX Sports Arizona with tipoff scheduled for 4 p.m. PT. Phoenix plays in San Antonio Friday against the Silver Stars before returning home for a rematch with the Tulsa Shock on Sunday at 3 p.m.