Looks like my initial diagnosis was correct after all. When I saw Davenport on the court, I thought for sure her nose was broken but after the game in the locker room she said it wasn’t.
Turns out it was, according to this press release from the Indiana Fever.
No word yet on the any action from the league regarding either incident in the game.
LOS ANGELES – Indiana Fever center Jessica Davenport sustained a broken nose during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 104-82 road victory over the Phoenix Mercury. Davenport will wear a protective mask for approximately four weeks, beginning Tuesday when the Eastern Conference-leading Fever battles the Los Angeles Sparks in a nationally televised game on ESPN2 (10:00 p.m. ET).
With 3:20 remaining in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game and the Fever leading 93-77 in a rematch of last year’s WNBA Finals, Davenport absorbed the blow from the right elbow of Mercury star Diana Taurasi who was coming off a screen and driving to the basket. Davenport was whistled for a foul on the play. Taurasi was assessed a technical foul. Davenport left the game with 15 points and seven rebounds.