Sky’s Elena Delle Donne out for WNBA All-Star game
STAFF REPORT July 26, 2013 10:46AM
FILE - In this July 12, 2013 file photo, Chicago Sky's Elena Delle Donne, right, drives to the basket while being guarded by Connecticut Sun's Allison Hightower during the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Delle Donne could be the first rookie to lead the WNBA in All-Star voting when the starters are announced, Thursday, July 18, 2013, for next week's game.(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
The Sky’s Elena Delle Donne, the top vote-getter for the WNBA All-Star game, will have to sit out Saturday’s contest because of a concussion.
Delle Donne suffered the concussion in a loss to the Mystics on Wednesday.
Atlanta Dream center Erika de Souza has been named the replacement player for the Eastern Conference.
Delle Donne is the league leader in free throw percentage (93.1) and fourth in points per game (18.2).
Phoenix’s Brittney Griner, who was announced a starter for the Western Conference, will also miss the All-Star game due to a knee injury.
Delle Donne and Griner would have been the first rookies in WNBA history to face off as starters at the WNBA All-Star game.