INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Fever guard Maggie Lucas will miss the remainder of the 2016 season after sustaining a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee during last Friday’s game at Minnesota.
Lucas, a third-year pro who averaged 7.8 points per game through four games, sustained the injury as the clock expired to end the third quarter at Target Center. At the time of the injury, she was the Fever’s leading scorer in the game against Minnesota, with 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting. She averaged 5.7 points during her second WNBA season in 2015, helping Indiana to the WNBA Finals. She was tied for second on the Fever team with 31 3-pointers last year.
She is expected to return for the 2017 WNBA season.
I started playing basketball when I was four years old and have been very lucky to play pretty much injury free up until now. The hardest thing is I just wanna play above all else, it's my passion and I just flat out love it nothing makes me happier. Thank you to everyone who reached out to me with your texts, tweets, calls, messages and support. Thank you to my team who is helping me thru this process and encouraging me to keep positive. I will continue to work and do everything I can do to get back stronger, because the little kid in this picture who started this journey 20 years ago is not a quitter and just wants to do one thing, and that's play this game.