You’ll recall – the Connecticut Sun certainly do – that veteran forward Asjha Jones decided not to play in the WNBA in 2013 in order to nurse injuries and prepare for her winter season in Russia. There was speculation, and I certainly include myself in that group, that her decision was impacted by the team’s decision to fire Mike Thibault, a coach she admired.
Regardless, that decision helped contribute to the Sun finishing last overall in the standings and securing the No. 1 pick in the 2014 Draft through last week’s lottery.
As of last week, Jones had not told the Sun, according to Sun GM Chris Sienko, if she was planning to returning this season. But now, that is a moot point.
A WNBA source tells the Courant that Jones tore her Achilles tendon and is returning to the states to have surgery, She obviously will not play this summer.
Here is a Euroleague story that indicates she was injured – but strangely does not mention the severity