New York Liberty rookie Sabrina Ionescu suffered a Grade Three left ankle sprain when she was injured throughout Friday’s loss to the Atlanta Dream.
The Liberty mentioned Ionescu was nonetheless beneath evaluate by a crew of physicians however that medical doctors consider the damage won’t require surgical procedure. A Grade Three sprain normally requires months to totally heal. For now Ionescu will work to lower swelling and enhance vary of movement over the subsequent few days.
Ionescu rolled her left ankle when she stepped on the foot of Atlanta’s Betnijah Laney whereas bringing the ball upcourt Friday and didn’t return.
She was despatched to a hospital within the Bradenton, Florida, space.
Ionescu was 4-for-5 from the sector for 10 factors, with one help and one rebound, earlier than she suffered the damage with 5 minutes, 10 seconds left within the second quarter. Friday marked the third sport of her rookie season, and she or he was coming off a 33-point, 7-rebound, 7-assist efficiency in Wednesday’s loss to Dallas.
The Liberty (0-3) subsequent play Phoenix (1-2) on Sunday (1 p.m. ET, ESPN).
ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel contributed to this report.