Skylar Diggins to miss remainder of 2015 season due to ACL injury

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Updated: July 1, 2015
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The Tulsa Shock have announced that guard Skylar Diggins will miss the remainder of the 2015 WNBA season with a right torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL).

In a released statement, the Shock said Diggins will undergo reconstructive surgery. However, a date has not been set at this time.

She suffered the injury with 44 seconds left in Sunday’s game against the Seattle Storm. She fell to the ground after going up for a rebound and remained on the floor until she received assistance from the team’s trainers. After several minutes, she was able to walk to the bench without a noticeable limp.

Diggins, 24, in her third season, was ranked fourth in both scoring (17.8) and assists (5.0) in the WNBA. She scored a season-high during Sunday’s game with 31 points.

Diggins spoke on her injury and mindset in a statement following the announcement of her injury.

     “I’m focused on getting healthy and stepping on the court even stronger. For the remainder of this season, I will continue to support my teammates in every way possible.”

Diggins was the WNBA’s Most Improved Player and a first-team All-Star in 2014.

 

Photo Cred (South Bend Tribune/ROBERT FRANKLIN)

Nishara Holmes

Nishara Holmes

Nishara Holmes is a sportswriter for Sidelines Sports Report. She resides in Prince George County, Maryland.

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