SACRAMENTO, CALIF., June 4, 2007 – The Sacramento Monarchs today announced that forward DeMya Walker underwent a MRI which confirmed a patellar tendon tear in her right knee. It also confirmed a sprain to her MCL in the same knee. She is expected to be out for the remainder of the 2007 season. Walker will undergo further evaluation and be scheduled for surgery at a later date.
On June 2, versus the Los Angeles Sparks Walker injured her right knee with 4:12 remaining in the first quarter at ARCO Arena. This is the same knee that Walker injured during the 2005 season and had to sit out 12 games due to a right knee sprain.
Walker is in her fifth season with the Monarchs after being selected by the franchise as the fifth overall pick in the 2003 WNBA Dispersal Draft. She started all five of the Monarchs games this season and averaged 21 minutes, 8.8 points, 5 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.6 blocks per game. Through eight WNBA seasons Walker has played in 200 games and averaged 21.1 minutes, 8.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.5 blocks per game. Additionally, the 2005 WNBA All-Star selection was an integral part of the Monarchs winning their first ever WNBA Championship.
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