MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx today announced that an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) taken at Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis revealed that Lynx forward Jessica Shepard has a torn ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) in her right knee. Shepard, who will have surgery at a to-be-determined date, will miss the remainder of the season. Further updates as to Shepard’s progress will be issued when more information becomes available.
The injury occurred during yesterday’s 89-85 loss to the Los Angeles Sparks.
In her first WNBA season, Shepard averaged 4.8 points, 5,7 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 18.7 minutes per game.
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