The news for one of the WNBA's greatest is certainly not good as it was reported on Thursday that the Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi will be sidelined indefinitely with a strained left hip flexor, leaving the Merc short-handed for the foreseeable future.
Taurasi did not travel with the team to Atlanta for their Thursday night meeting against the Dream, the defending Eastern Conference champs. She will be re-evaluated by team medical personel daily to check on her progress.
Taurasi sustained the injury during WNBA training camp, reporting with the Merc just seven days before the season opener after a full Eurolegue season where she played in Turkey, not to mention training with the USA Basketball team as well. Taurasi missed the season opener at Minnesota due to this injury and played only 10 minutes in their next game. She played 26 minutes and scored 18 points in Phoenix's home opening loss to the Los Angeles Sparks as well.