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Injury Sidelines Connecticut’s Douglas

From the Associated Press

Connecticut Sun guard Katie Douglas has a hairline fracture in her right foot and is doubtful for the remainder of the WNBA playoffs.

Douglas was injured in the final minute of the Sun’s first-round, series-winning victory Sunday against Washington. The All-Star game most valuable player averaged 16.4 points in the regular season.

“It’s obviously a big loss for our team,” Coach Mike Thibault said Monday. “She has been an integral part of our success.”

The injury occurred as Douglas was driving for a layup against Washington’s Alana Beard. It’s the second consecutive year the Sun’s playoff run has been marred by injury. Last season, guard Lindsay Whalen was hobbled by a knee injury in the Eastern Conference finals and an ankle injury in the finals.

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