Sue Bird, one of the greatest point guards in women’s basketball history, may also be its most surgically repaired.
Ask her how many operations she’s had in her career, which began at UConn in 1998, and Bird starts counting them on both hands.
“Are you including my nose?” she said. She finally settles on nine.
The latest, to remove a large cyst that had grown in a bone in her left knee on May 9, is keeping her out of the WNBA for the first time since she joined the Seattle Storm in 2002. But she was with her team Sunday, watching it defeat the Connecticut Sun at the Mohegan Sun Arena.