Beard Out With Shoulder Injury
Beard played in 32 games in 2006 and averaged a team high 31.1 minutes per game and 19.2 points per game. Last season, Beard was named a starter for the Eastern Conference in the 2006 WNBA All-Star game. She was also on the USA Basketball World Championship team that won a Bronze medal in the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Brazil.
“She’s obviously doing everything she can to get back on the basketball court as quickly as possible. With that said we don’t want to take any chances and we want to make sure she’s strong and not set her up for additional injuries,” said General Manager, Linda Hargrove. “It’s a strained shoulder so we’ll evaluate her pretty much at the end of each week and see what progress she’s made.”
The Mystics will tip off its tenth season on Saturday May 19th at 6:00 p.m. when the team hosts conference rival, Connecticut Sun. Washington will be the host of the 2007 WNBA All- Star game on July 15th. Season tickets, partial plans and All-Star tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling the Mystics Sales Office at 1-877-DC-HOOP1 or by visiting the Mystics web site at www.washingtonmystics.com.