Sabrina Ionescu was on a roll through her first two professional games in the WNBA.
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 WNBA draft by the New York Liberty was proving to the rest of the league why she was selected No. 1 overall.
Game one stats vs. Seattle Storm: 12 points, six rebounds and four assists.
Game two stats vs. Dallas Wings: 33 points, seven rebounds and seven assists (hit 6-for-10 from three-point range).
And then, just like that, the injury bug struck in her third game as Ionescu was dribbling up the court and her left ankle rolled on her opponent’s foot. She was helped off the court in the second quarter and hasn’t to the game.
If you are squeamish, we suggest you look away.
UPDATE: The X-rays on Ionescu’s left ankle came back negative without a sign of a fracture per Shams Charania of The Athletic.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 1, 2020
LeBron James, who has been a supporter of Ionescu’s since her days at Oregon, sent his well-wishes on social media:
We will update this article as we find out more on Ionescu’s status.
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