Candace Parker will miss remainder of the season

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Hey MVPs,

As you all know, Candace sustained a shoulder injury during Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Lynx. After being reviewed by team training and medical staff and undergoing several tests, it was determined that at this point, surgery was the best option.

While losing Candace is huge, we still have a great team loaded with talent including Tina, DeLisha, Ticha, Betty and everyone else! Our goal is still to win and that is just what we plan to do!

As MVPs, you heard it first!


Parker to Undergo Shoulder Surgery

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker will miss the remainder of the 2010 season, it was announced today by Sparks Vice President/General Manager Penny Toler. Parker dislocated her shoulder in the first half of the Sparks game against the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday, June 13.

“Losing Candace is definitely a huge loss for us and the league in general,” said VP/GM Penny Toler. “We still have a great team that is led by two Olympians and loaded with talent. Our goal, as always, is still to win.”

Parker’s surgery will be scheduled in the coming weeks.

For the season, she was averaging 20.6 ppg, 10.1 rpg and 2.2 bpg in 33.5 minutes per game.