The Las Vegas Aces introduced that two-time Sixth Lady of the 12 months Dearica Hamby would miss the following 2-4 weeks as a consequence of a knee bone contusion.
Aces ahead Dearica Hamby suffered a proper knee bone contusion on Tuesday night time, the staff introduced. Hamby might miss 2-4 weeks with the harm. pic.twitter.com/5aaYZYlvVk
— ESPN (@espn) August 10, 2022
Hamby suffered the precise leg harm in the course of the Aces’ 97-90 win in opposition to the Atlanta Dream. The 2-time All-Star landed awkwardly early within the second quarter whereas trying a layup. She was helped to the locker room by coaching workers and didn’t return. Hamby will seemingly be unavailable for a minimum of the primary spherical of the playoffs. The primary spherical begins on August 17.
Hamby’s absence leaves the Aces shorthanded for his or her Thursday matchup in opposition to the top-seeded Chicago Sky. The No. 1 v.s. No. 2 matchup — the Sky and Aces are separated by one sport within the standings — has tiebreaker implications and could possibly be thought-about a possible preview for the Finals.
The Aces will enter Thursday’s showdown with the No. 1 seed Chicago Sky and doubtless the primary spherical of the playoffs shorthanded. To this point, the Aces and Sky have break up their season collection. Regardless of the playoff implications, Coach Becky Hammon expects the Aces to maintain their id and hold taking part in exhausting whereas Hamby recovers from her harm.
“Protection, play with one another and be locked in for 40 minutes,” she stated per the Las Vegas Evaluation-Journal. “We both will or we received’t.”
Hamby averaged 9.3 factors and seven.1 rebounds per sport on 46.6 % capturing from the sector. Hamby lately signed a multi-year extension in June.