Appel Sidelined by Knee Injury

SAN ANTONIO (May 21, 2011) Silver Stars center Jayne Appel underwent successful arthroscopic surgery to repair a minor meniscus tear in her left knee on Friday afternoon. Appel is expected to return to play in three to four weeks.

A 2010 WNBA All-Star, Appel played in 28 games for the Silver Stars during her rookie campaign, averaging 3.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per contest. During the 2010 offseason, she helped Team USA win gold at the FIBA World Championships, scoring 14 points while adding 22 rebounds in eight games.

The Silver Stars open the 2011 season on June 4 with a 7 p.m. tip-off against the visiting Tulsa Shock. Silver Stars individual tickets are available now at all San Antonio Ticketmaster locations, including by phone at (210) 225-TEAM, or online at ticketmaster.com or sasilverstars.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the AT&T Center Southeast Box Office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or on weekend event days starting at 10 a.m. or by calling 210-444-5090.