WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington Mystics head coach and general manager Mike Thibault announced today that guard Ivory Latta is expected to miss four to six weeks following arthroscopic surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in her right knee.
“We expect that Ivory will be able to play sometime in the first month of the regular season,’ said Thibault. “It was a fairly simple procedure and she has already started her rehab. The most important thing is Ivory’s health. We know she will do all the work necessary to be ready to play again at a high level when she does return.”
“The Mystics organization has been very supportive and I have already started therapy,” said Latta. “I am excited for the upcoming season and can’t wait to be healthy for this team and the fans.”
The Washington Mystics will tip off the 2016 season at home against conference rival New York Liberty on Saturday, May 14, at 7 p.m. Including opening night, the team will have a three-game home stand to start the season with games against the league’s newest team, the Dallas Wings, on May 18 and the Los Angeles Sparks on May 20. Season tickets for the 2016 season 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.
The WNBA’s Washington Mystics are owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The company also owns and operates the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the NBA’s Washington Wizards and Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex– the training facility for the Washington Capitals and EagleBank arena at George Mason University.