04 August 2020

WNBA Seattle Storm star Sue Bird set to miss part of 2020 season with bone bruise injury

WNBA star Sue Bird is set to be sidelined for a portion of the 2020 season.

The 39 year- old, who currently plays for Seattle Storm, is suffering from bone bruise in her left knee.

She picked up the injury during last week’s win over Minnesota Lynx and has been resting her knee ever since.

The WNBA's all-time assist leader told ESPN Women: "It's basically day-to-day. That's where I'm at.

"I thought resting that one game would be enough. It needs more time. Sadly, bone bruises are the type of thing you can't continue to play on and it gets better.

"It needs rest to get to the point where you can play in the schedule we have. I have to give it time to cool down.

"All of us players worked hard to get here and be physically fit and ready. I felt that I was there. Felt great the first two games. To have that happen is disappointing, but a small setback. I'm trying to see the bright side. Keep me rested."

Point guard Jordin Canada will fill in for Bird during her absence.

The WNBA’s 2020 season games are all being held at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

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