Saturday, August 12, 2006

Whalen Feeling OK

The play looked worse than it was. At least that was the reasoning once Lindsay Whalen got off the Mohegan Sun Arena court.
Whalen took the better half of a collision Friday night with Indiana’s Tan White, and the Sun’s point guard remained on the floor, showing signs of pain after the encounter near the low block.
“That’s not a place you usually see screens so I wasn’t ready for it and it just completely knocked the wind out of me for like 10 seconds,” Whalen said. “And I had an instant bruise on my (right) knee.”
The brief scare prompted coach Mike Thibault to sub out Whalen with 5 minutes, 57 seconds left in the game and she never re-entered. Considering Katie Douglas was already out nursing her sore right calf and Nykesha Sales is just a week removed from a 12-game absence, there was no need to take any chances.
“Once Lindsay got knocked to the floor a couple of times, that was it,” Thibault said. “I couldn’t watch that anymore.”


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