Jeanette Pohlen to Miss 2014 WNBA Season with Torn Achilles Tendon

Official Release | May 5, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS Indiana Fever guard Jeanette Pohlen will miss the 2014 WNBA season due to a torn left Achilles tendon sustained in practice last Saturday.

Pohlen was preparing for what was anticipated to be her first full healthy season since suffering a torn left ACL during the WNBA Finals in 2012. She appeared in 13 games in the second half of last season following her rehabilitation from the ACL injury.

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Pohlen has completed three WNBA seasons since leading Stanford to four consecutive Final Four appearances and being chosen by the Fever with the ninth overall pick of the 2011 WNBA Draft. She led the WNBA in 3-point field goal percentage (.471) as a rookie.

The Fever hosts the Washington Mystics in a preseason game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday (12:00 p.m.). Both teams play again Wednesday afternoon in Washington, D.C., before the Fever takes part in a four-team preseason tournament in Orlando, Fla., this weekend.