The No. 1 overall pick of the 2020 WNBA Draft, Sabrina Ionescu underwent x-rays on her left ankle after suffering an injury during her third game as a pro.
The test returned negative and showed no fracture, but she is expected to miss approximately one month with a Grade 3 left ankle sprain, according to Shams Charania from The Athletic.
WNBA No. 1 pick Sabrina Ionescu is expected to miss approximately one month with a Grade 3 left ankle sprain and will continue to be re-evaluated, source tells @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. https://t.co/bnuHGN7uIs— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 1, 2020
After scoring just 12 points in her WNBA debutvs Seattle, the New York Liberty guard had 33 pts, 7 rebs & 7 ast in a loss to Dallas during her second game. Ionescu is the 1st Liberty player with 30 pts, 5 rebs & 5 ast in a game over the last 5 seasons.
Ionescu also had 26 triple-doubles in her time at Oregon. There have only been 9 triple-doubles in the 23-year history of the WNBA.
LeBron James from the Los Angeles Lakers sent his best wishes to Ionescu, hoping for a speed recovery.
Ouch!! @sabrina_i20 Get healthy as soon as possible! 🙏🏾. Health is wealth— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 31, 2020
''Sabrina Ionescu is still being evaluated by physicians. Next steps will be determined in the coming days. We will continue to keep everyone updated as new information is shared.'' team said.