W.N.B.A. Rookie Showdown Halted by Ionescu Injury

by 24USATVAug. 2, 2020, 3 a.m. 20
-

Sabrina Ionescu accidentally stepped on Betnijah Laney’s foot near midcourt, then dropped to the floor after rolling her left ankle.

What was supposed to be an early-season showdown between the Liberty guard Ionescu and the Atlanta Dream’s Chennedy Carter, two of the top W.N.B.A. rookie of the year contenders, took an abrupt turn in the second quarter on Friday night.

Ionescu, unable to put weight on her left leg, slung her arms around the shoulders of two team staff members as they helped her off the floor. She was found to have a sprained ankle, and underwent X-rays as the game at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., continued. The team said Saturday that doctors believed the sprain would not require surgery.

Carter also could not finish her third professional game. She struggled early, converted a string of key buckets down the stretch, and then fouled out with less than two minutes to play.

-

Related Articles

HOT TRENDS

Zion Williamson’s minutes drama is reaching a breaking point

by 24USATVAug. 4, 2020, 10:40 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Zion plays down stretch of win: 'I felt alive again'

by 24USATVAug. 4, 2020, 9:40 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Pixel 4a review: the best phone Google has made in years

by 24USATVAug. 4, 2020, 8:40 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Heartfelt words on Raksha Bandhan

by 24USATVAug. 4, 2020, 7:40 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Why ADT Stock Skyrocketed Today

by 24USATVAug. 4, 2020, 5:40 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Phillies vs. Yankees - Game Recap - August 3, 2020 - ESPN

by 24USATVAug. 4, 2020, 4:40 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Fans React To Rumors Of Bobby Shmurda’s Possible Release

by 24USATVAug. 4, 2020, 4:40 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Portia de Rossi breaks silence on Ellen DeGeneres scandal

by 24USATVAug. 4, 2020, 2:40 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

President Kovind celebrates Raksha Bandhan with nurses

by 24USATVAug. 4, 2020, 2 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Pederson still 'extremely optimistic' for season

by 24USATVAug. 4, 2020, 1 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Citi Sued by Gay Employee for Discrimination, Retaliation

by 24USATVAug. 4, 2020, midnight2
HOT TRENDS

PREVIEW: Three things to watch for as Spurs take on 76ers

by 24USATVAug. 4, 2020, midnight2
HOT TRENDS

TV Ratings: NBA Gives ABC a Demo Win

by 24USATVAug. 4, 2020, midnight2
HOT TRENDS

3.5-Magnitude Earthquake and Aftershocks Rattle Yorba Linda Area

by 24USATVAug. 4, 2020, midnight2
HOT TRENDS

Val Kilmer on the Challenges of Acting After His Cancer Battle

by 24USATVAug. 4, 2020, midnight2