Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi, the all-time leading scorer in WNBA history, will miss the rest of the regular season due to a quad strain.
Taurasi was injured on August 2 when the Phoenix lost to her Connecticut Sun, 87-63. She has missed Mercury's last two games since then, and it was announced Monday that she will not return before a possible playoff.
"She's been missing the rest of her season on a regular basis and she will provide more information if she makes the playoffs," a Mercury spokesperson said. .
Yvonne Her Turner signed a difficult contract to gain her spot on her roster at Taurasi.
Taurasi, 40, has averaged 16.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 31 games (all starts) this season. She is her 10-time All-Star, her 3-time WNBA Champion, and in 2009 she was named MVP.
During her 18-year career with Phoenix, Taurasi scored the most points in league history (9,693). ) averaged 19.3 per game. She appeared in her 503 games, starting all of them.
Taurasi said last week, "I'm going to be a free agent after the season and see what's best for me. I don't know what that is right now."
Turner, 34, has averaged 4.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists in six games (two starts) for the Minnesota Lynx and Atlanta Dream this season. She played for Phoenix from 2017-19.
– Field Level Media