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