Monique Currie Out With ACL Injury
Washington Mystics General Manager & Head Coach Trudi Lacey announced today that forward Monique Currie will most likely miss the upcoming WNBA season following surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee. Currie suffered the injury while playing in Turkey during the WNBA off-season. She returned to the States and consulted with team doctors and following a rehabilitation protocol, it was determined that surgery was the best course of action. Rehabilitation for ACL injuries are expected to take up to nine months. The surgery was performed by team doctor J.R. Rudzki at Sibley Memorial Hospital.
“It is unfortunate that we won’t have Monique for the 2011 season, although she probably will not return to the court, her leadership and knowledge of the game will continue to benefit our team,” said Lacey. “I am confident that our team will work hard and stay together to make the upcoming year the best possible.”
Currie was acquired by the Mystics in 2007 following a trade with the Chicago Sky. Last season, she averaged 14.1 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game. Currie also led the team in three point field goal percentage (.446).
“I am extremely grateful for and appreciate the support of the fans and look forward to returning to the court,” said Currie.