Janel McCarville’s decision to sit out an indication of the future?

The Minnesota Lynx announced earlier today that center Janel McCarville won’t play this season, and they’ve already replaced her with Asjha Jones:

The Lynx starting lineup will look a little different this season.

Center Janel McCarville told the team that she will not play in 2015. The reasons behind that decision have not been revealed by either McCarville or the Lynx, who released the information Wednesday.

The Lynx have acquired the Connecticut Sun’s veteran center, Asjha Jones, and she will be in a Lynx uniform when training camp opens Sunday.

First Diana Taurasi sitting out, then Candace Parker sitting out for a part of the season. Shavonte Zellous and Natalie Achonwa also announced today that they’d miss the season with the Indiana Fever……now this.

Women who play professionally have been playing year-round for years, to the detriment of their own bodies. Just yesterday Lauren Jackson announced she’d be sitting out her third consecutive WNBA season, for injuries.

Given the choice of playing overseas for more money, it’s hard to knock players who choose financial stability. But where is this trend going? Is this about to get ugly?