The Detroit Shock forward had surgery on her shoulder today from an injury she sustained in the season opener in LA on June 6. Now Pierson is out for the season.
There are injuries every year, of course. But I don’t remember when there have been so many severe injuries less than three weeks into the season.
Yolanda Griffith and Semione Augustus both suffered season-ending injuries in a torn Achilles tendon and a torn ACL, respectively. Rookie Marissa Coleman is out six weeks – a lifetime in the WNBA season – with a high ankle sprain. Lisa Leslie is sitting out six games due to a severe knee sprain.
I don’t like this trend, and I hope it stops.