Diana Taurasi To Miss Time Due To Injury

PHOENIX – Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi is expected to miss at least four weeks after suffering a chest injury in the Mercury’s game on May 16 at Connecticut, the team announced today.  Taurasi played the subsequent two games (May 18 at Washington, May 21 vs. Connecticut) but a CT Scan this week revealed a small fracture to her sternum.

Through the Mercury’s first four games of the season, Taurasi was averaging 15.8 points, 3.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds, and remains six points shy of becoming the only player in WNBA history to 9,000 career points.

WNBA all-time leading scorer Diana Taurasi, two-time WNBA scoring champion Brittney Griner and four-time WNBA All-Star Skylar Diggins-Smith return to Phoenix this summer, as the trio attempts to lead the Mercury to a WNBA-record tying fourth championship in 2021.