Sky’s Epiphanny Prince out 6 to 8 weeks with broken foot
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ROSEMONT, IL - JULY 14: Epiphanny Prince #10 of the Chicago Sky goes to the basket past Jayne Appel #32 of the San Antonio Silver Stars during the WNBA game on July 14, 2010 at the All-State Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
Updated: July 20, 2012 6:25AM
Sky guard Epiphanny Prince will miss six to eight weeks with a Jones fracture on the outside of her right foot, the team announced Monday.
Prince had announced on her Twitter account Sunday that she had broken her right foot and would undergo surgery Monday. Prince also predicted that she’d miss six to eight weeks.
“We look forward to [Prince] making a full recovery,” Sky coach/general manager Pokey Chatman said. “She has had such a great start to the season, and the injury is obviously very disappointing for her and for us.”
Prince broke her foot in the first quarter of the Sky’s 84-70 road loss Saturday against the Indiana Fever.
The defeat ended the Sky’s six-game winning streak.
Prince played with the injury, but left the game with 1:45 to play in the first half and spent the second half on crutches. She was the WNBA’s leading scorer with a 24.3 average until the Fever game, in which she had only seven points.
Through nine games, Prince is averaging 22.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists, and she was a key component in the Sky (7-2) getting off to the best start in franchise history.
Chatman might turn to forward Tamera Young as a replacement. Young started the second half at Indiana after Prince suffered the injury.