Hammon Suffers Season-Ending Injury

New York, NY (June 27, 2003) � At the 14:43 mark of the first half against the Detroit Shock, New York Liberty guard Becky Hammon suffered a season-ending knee injury. Hammon sustained the injury when she planted her right foot in an attempt to pass the ball on a fast break.

�Becky suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee,� said Dr. Norman Scott. �She will be out for the season and will have surgery in the near future. We expect her to be fully healed and ready for the 2004 season.�

�This is an incredibly bad break for a person who is having an all-star year and who worked so hard in the off season to become one of the teams best players,� said New York Liberty head coach Richie Adubato. �I know she�ll persevere and rehab the knee and come back stronger and better.�