The Connecticut Sun will be without one of their top guards for quite some time.
Layshia Clarendon underwent successful surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital on Tuesday to repair the peroneal retinaculum and stabilize dislocated peroneal tendons in her right ankle, according to the WNBA. She recently sustained the injury during practice, which she says occurred when she stepped on another player’s foot, and has missed the Sun’s last two games.
Doctors anticipate it will take her three-to-four months to recover. Clarendon said Tuesday in a thread on Twitter that she likely won’t play again this season.
“As much as I hoped, wished & asked if there was a way to just like use some tape or brace to be able to play, it just wasn’t possible,” she said. ” … I worked so hard this off season and am in the best shape ever so this hurts even more.”
The 28-year-old thanked the Sun’s medical staff and her teammates for the support she received in the last week.
“Overall, surgery went great and you know I’ll be back out there stronger than ever!” she said.
Clarendon averaged 6.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists in her nine games off the bench this season.
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