Shock’s Skylar Diggins out for season with torn ACL

Ponca City Now - July 2, 2015 8:37 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Shock guard Skylar Diggins will miss the remainder of the season after tearing her right anterior cruciate ligament.

Diggins suffered the injury Sunday with 44 seconds left in Tulsa’s four-point win over Seattle. She finished the game with a season-high 31 points.

The Notre Dame graduate is in her third season and at the time of her injury led the Shock to wins in eight of their first nine games, averaging 17.8 points. She was the WNBA’s most improved player last season and was on the league’s first team.

Diggins will undergo reconstructive surgery, but a date for the procedure has not been set.

"I’m focused on getting healthy and stepping on the court even stronger," said Diggins in a release from the team. "For the remainder of this season, I will continue to support my teammates in every way possible."

 

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