The WNBA is coming back but one of my favorite players will be out for the season. The Las Vegas Aces will be without guard Kelsey Plum after announcing that she had season ending surgery.
LAS VEGAS (June 11, 2020)—Las Vegas Aces General Manager Dan Padover announced that fourth-year guard Kelsey Plum underwent successful surgery today on her left Achilles tendon. Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed the surgery. Plum is expected to make a full recovery, but will miss the 2020 WNBA season.
“All of Las Vegas is in Kelsey’s corner, and pulling for a quick recovery,” said Padover. “We know that she will attack her rehabilitation with the same intensity with which she attacks the court, and we can’t wait to see her back at The House.”
Plum has averaged 8.9 points, 3.5 assists and 2.4 rebounds in her first three years in the league. She is a career 38.7 percent shooter from three-point range, which is the ninth highest percentage among active players.
In the 2019 WNBA Playoffs, Plum led the Aces to the semifinals averaging 15.2 points, 7.8 assists and 4.8 rebounds while connecting on 52.9 percent from beyond the arc