Kelly Faris, the Connecticut Sun’s top draft pick from UConn, will not practice for some time while she continues to rest the left foot she injured in the final regular-season game at Notre Dame in March.
“It’s a lot better. I hope to be able to go [play] again very soon. But this is the only time I really have to rest it and let it heal. If it was up to me, I would play.
Faris said the injury proved uncomfortable during the NCAA run to the national championship.
“But you get used to it,” Faris said. “It was my senior season and you do whatever you need to do. You kind of forget about it.
“I will do whatever the team wants me to do. I’m not interested in changing my approach; I will be the same person I was at UConn. I’ll do my best, try my hardest.”
Sun GM Chris Sienko said he’s not worry about the layoff hurting Faris’ chances of making the team.
“Unless she rests and gets better, the injury would have prevented her from having the type of camp we know she can have,” Sienko said.