Shameka Christon Out with Knee Injury

Chicago Sky Head Coach and General Manager Pokey Chatman announced today that forward Shameka Christon will miss at least eight weeks of the 2011 WNBA season following an injury to her right knee suffered in training camp.

“It is unfortunate that we won’t have Shameka to start the season,” said Chatman. “We will assist her in her recovery in any way we can. In the meantime, I am confident that our team will continue to prepare and work hard so we are ready on June 4.”

Christon was acquired by the Sky in March 2010 following a trade with the New York Liberty. She averaged 8.5 points and 2.4 rebounds in 10 games before an eye injury sidelined her for the remainder of the 2010 season.