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PHOENIX (AP)– The Phoenix Mercury state All-Star center Brittney Griner will not take a trip for the group's next 2 video games so she can concentrate on her psychological health.
The 6-foot-9 center– who ended up being a worldwide story throughout her 10-month detainment in Russia in 2015– is balancing 18.2 points and 6.7 rebounds over 20 video games this season.
“The Mercury completely support Brittney and we will continue to collaborate on a timeline for her return,” the group stated in a declaration on Saturday.
Griner's excellent specific season hasn't equated to success for the Mercury, who have a 6-17 record and fired Vanessa Nygaard previously in the season.
The Mercury's hard season and training modification are amongst the numerous obstacles Griner has actually dealt with in her go back to the WNBA following her experience in Russia on drug-related charges that triggered her to miss out on the whole 2022 season.
Griner and her colleagues were challenged by what the WNBA called a “provocateur” at the Dallas airport in June and she's likewise handled a hip injury that triggered her to miss out on a handful of video games.
Griner will miss out on roadway video games versus Chicago on Sunday and Indiana on Tuesday.
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