Hartley suffered the injury in the first quarter of the Mercury’s game against Washington on Friday night.

And emotionally, the team is supporting assistant coach Julie Hairgrove, whose grandfather, legendary Arizona basketball coach Lute Olson, died Thursday. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. Everyone is seeing what she is capable of. That could’ve been my husband. It's everyone playing their role to the best of their ability.". We had some unfortunate events with Bria going down, but we had to make the most of what we had. To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. The recovery period is anywhere from two to nine months, but usually athletes do not return until after six months. Support local journalism: Subscribe to azcentral.com today. Bria Hartley is down with a non-contact injury, she planted and it looked like her knee gave out pic.twitter.com/vWlksyhW5V. “Bria is having a great season for us,” Brondello said. Stay on current site or go to US version. She was walking with crutches after the game. INJURY UPDATE: Bria Hartley suffered a torn ACL in her right knee on August 28 against Washington and will miss the remainder of the 2020 WNBA Season. Hartley went down in the first quarter with a non-contact knee injury. Hairgrove still is in the bubble and was on the bench Friday. Subscribe to make sure this vital work, creating a pipeline of young, diverse media professionals to write, edit and photograph the great game, continues, and grows. In her seventh season in the WNBA and first with the Mercury, she averaged 14.6 points and 4.5 assists. has missed this season after receiving a medical exemption. They extended the advantage to 70-55 with an 8-0 run to open the final quarter with Diggins-Smith hitting a 3-pointer and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough completing a 3-point play. “It’s not a good injury,” Phoenix coach Sandy Brondello said before their 83-79 win against the Minnesota Lynx inside the WNBA bubble at IMG Academy, via the Arizona Republic. Forward Nia Coffey is out with a hand injury, center Brittney Griner left the WNBA's bubble in Bradenton, Florida, for personal reasons, and forward Jessica Breland has missed this season after receiving a medical exemption. This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Phoenix Mercury overcome Hartley injury to beat Washington with big second half, Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Fatal police shooting sparks protest in Philly, A New Website Tracks Broken McFlurry Machines, Because We've All Been Heartbroken Before. He’s 29 like Jacob Blake. Hopefully, she can have a speedy recovery and get back on the court with us next year.". The Mercury went ahead 50-47 on another Taurasi trey halfway through the third quarter and never trailed the rest of the way, leading 62-55 going into the fourth. Start the day smarter. We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. Hartley, having the best season of her career, suffered a right knee injury with 2:26 left in the first quarter. Hartley has played overseas in Istanbul in previous years and is on the French Olympic team. Hartley, having the best season of her career, suffered a right knee injury with 2:26 left in the first quarter. It’s been really a joy coaching her. Find out more about how we use your information in our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. The Mercury will try for a regular season split vs. the Minnesota Lynx (10-4) on Sunday. The Lynx are 19-1 vs. the Mercury since late August 2015 including five playoff games. Alanna Smith had 14 and eight rebounds. It’s been exhausting, not even just physically for everything happening through the world and inside the bubble. The extent of the injury will not be known until after medical imaging. We have to rest up and get ready with the wounded team we have.”. INJURY UPDATE: Bria Hartley suffered a torn ACL in her right knee on August 28 against Washington and will miss the remainder of the 2020 WNBA Season. UConn in the WNBA roundup: Bria Hartley’s stellar start, Sue Bird out with a bone bruise, and more updates from Week 1 of the season The team expects a full recovery for the 2021 season. Carroll urges white people to learn Blacks’ history of struggle, Vikings trade for franchised Jaguars DE Ngakoue, MLB trade deadline tracker: Latest deals and news, College football kicks off with 75-yard TD run, Bria Hartley walks off the court on crutches after defeating the Washington Mystics at Feld Entertainment Center on Aug. 28, 2020 in Palmetto, Florida. Follow him on Twitter @jeffmetcalfe. INJURY UPDATE: Bria Hartley suffered a torn ACL in her right knee on August 28 against Washington and will miss the remainder of the 2020 WNBA Season. Still, she was able to focus on basketball as a professional and perhaps in part as an escape from the stress of police brutality to find the form that carried her to All-WNBA first team in 2014 and 2017. The Phoenix Mercury announced on Monday via Twitter that guard Bria Hartley’s injury suffered against the Washington Mystics on Aug. 28 is a torn ACL. Diggins-Smith had her fifth 20-point game of the season (two off her season high) plus six assists. "We need more from everybody," Brondello said of who will make up for Hartley's absence. The Mercury's final regular season game is Sept. 11. "Really … We controlled the tempo, it was a great team effort.”. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Your Privacy Controls.

“Really unfortunate,” Phoenix coach Sandy Brondello said. "She means so much to this team. Hartley, a former UConn standout, was injured in Friday's victory over the Washington Mystics. The defending WNBA champion Mystics (4-10) had no fight left at that point, falling for the second time in five days to the Mercury (8-7). INJURY UPDATE: Bria Hartley suffered a torn ACL in her right knee on August 28 against Washington and will miss the remainder of the 2020 WNBA Season. "It's by committee. Diggins-Smith has been among the Mercury players most affected by the latest police shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake, that resulted in WNBA games being postponed Wednesday and Thursday. Hartley, the team announced on Sunday, is out for the year after suffering a brutal knee injury on Friday. Hartley will miss Phoenix’s final six regular-season games and the 2020 WNBA Playoffs. Our biggest questions for 2021 WNBA season, WNBA Finals: Ageless Seattle star Sue Bird is the consummate champion, WNBA Finals - Storm's Sami Whitcomb wins title ring ... from 9,000 miles away in Australia, How commissioner Cathy Engelbert saved the 2020 WNBA season, WNBA 2020 Sneaker Awards: All-Sneaker teams, best custom and the MVP, From Olajuwon to Embiid: How Africa's relationship with American hoops has evolved, Russell Wilson, Pau Gasol, social media react to Sue Bird, Storm's WNBA title, WNBA Finals 2020 - Schedule, news and latest updates for Las Vegas Aces vs. Seattle Storm, 'It's very important we stay together': WNBA, NBA figures promote strengthened bond. My team got me open. She's been playing great. The Phoenix Mercury announced on Monday via Twitter that guard Bria Hartley’s injury suffered against the Washington Mystics on Aug. 28 is a torn ACL. pic.twitter.com/TxSf0tvplB. August 31, 2020 BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Phoenix guard Bria Hartley is out for the season after tearing the ACL in her right knee, the Mercury announced Monday night. “We’ve been through a lot of adversity.

Please, The Next: 24/7/365 women's basketball coverage. Hartley was averaging 14.6 points and 4.5 assists per game so far this season, both career highs for the 27-year-old. WNBA Power Rankings: Who's getting the most out of their rookies? In her first year with the Mercury, she was putting up career numbers and seemed on her way to being a serious contender for both the Most Improved Player and Sixth Woman of the Year awards. It's been really a joy coaching her. We are working with them to enable your sports experiences again as quickly as possible. The team has six games left in the regular season, starting with a matchup against the Las Vegas Aces on Tuesday. Connect with friends faster than ever with the new Facebook app.