Temporarily Out of Service.
The Mystics announced
today that Marissa Coleman
has suffered a high ankle sprain and is expected to be out for the next 4 to 6 weeks.
Meanwhile, SF Kristen Mann will step in for Marissa. Kristen, who played with the team for most of training camp, was signed today by GM Angela Taylor.
In order to make room for Kristen, the Mystics were forced to waive rookie post player Josephine Owino.
Obviously Marissa's injury is a very disappointing development for Riss, for the Mystics and for the fans. But despite Marissa's being temporarily out of service, the BasketCases remain hopeful for the team's prospects. Fortunately, this year's Mystics are more of an ensemble cast than a single-star show. We know it's a cliche, but this is an opportunity for the rest of her teammates to "step up" while Marissa is healing. We're pretty confident that if any group of players is capable of doing just that, the members of this team are.