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WNBA: Angel McCoughtry sidelined for season by another knee injury

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Las Vegas Aces forward Angel McCoughtry will miss an entire season with a knee injury for the second time in three years, the team announced Monday.

McCoughtry, a five-time all-star who was the first pick of the 2009 draft, sustained the injury Saturday in a preseason game with the Los Angeles Sparks. The team said she suffered a torn ACL and meniscus in her right knee and would be out for the season.

She previously missed the 2019 season after tearing multiple ligaments in her left knee at the end of the 2018 season with the Atlanta Dream.

McCoughtry, 34, averaged 14.4 points and 5.1 rebounds with the Aces last season as the team reached the WNBA Finals.

After McCoughtry was injured Saturday, she was carried off the court and later returned in a wheelchair. When the score was tied after four quarters, Aces coach Bill Laimbeer and Sparks coach Derek Fisher agreed to end the game there to avoid further injuries.

A two-time Olympic gold medalist, McCoughtry posted a video on social media Monday that included footage of her injury, but ended with her sinking a shot from a wheelchair on the Aces’ court.

In her 11-year career she has averaged 18.8 points and five rebounds a game.

–Field Level Media

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