Fans may have to wait another game longer to see the WNBA’s No. 1 draft pick Kelsey Plum make her professional debut for the San Antonio Stars. According to an injury report on Friday, Plum has been ruled out of the Stars game against the Phoenix Mercury with an ankle sprain. Point guard Moriah Jefferson has also been called out of playing this evening due to right knee soreness.
Plum finished up her collegiate basketball career at the University of Washington where she scored 3,527 points in her four years, an NCAA record and 1,109 points in her senior season, another NCAA record. She joins the Stars when they need her most; San Antonio finished at the bottom last year and are looking to change its course with the all-star rookie.
“It was a freak thing — I never missed a game in my college career,” Plum said in a WNBA press release. “It’s frustrating. We’ll get our pieces back. I’m trying to be patient, but it’s not a good virtue of mine. I’m walking around in rehab doing different stuff, swimming twice a day.”
So far the Stars are 0-2 but will look to bounce back when they host the Mercury at home.
INJURY REPORT: Moriah Jefferson (right knee soreness) and Kelsey Plum (right ankle sprain) will not play in tonight’s game vs. Phoenix. pic.twitter.com/2mAmtAlBA1
— San Antonio Stars (@SAStars) May 19, 2017
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Last year, Jefferson went second overall in the WNBA draft, she unfortunately won’t be able to dish out her usual high scoring capabilities on Friday evening due to knee pain.