Saturday’s WNBA All-Star at the Mohegan Sun Arena may likely be played without one of the league’s most popular players.
Rookie Elena Delle Donne, the second overall pick in the 2013 Draft and top All-Star vote-getter, suffered a concussion in Wednesday’s game at Washington and is now listed as questionable for the game. The two-time All-American from Delaware, and former UConn recruit, was injured in third quarter of the loss to Mystics.
Delle Donne fell to the floor fighting for the ball and did not return for the final 11 minutes. Chicago coach Pokey Chatman confirmed the concussion after the Mystics team doctor examined her.
WNBA rules stipulate that Delle Donne must miss 4 to 5 days, which means she would not be able to play in the game.
Delle Donne, the WNBA’s third-leading scorer at 18.6 points per game, is the first rookie to lead the All-Star voting.