Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins will miss the rest of the 2015 WNBA season with a torn ACL. Diggins, the WNBA’s Most Improved Player in 2014, suffered the injury last Sunday against the Seattle Storm with 44 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
Diggins remained in good spirits despite the crushing news on Wednesday:
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I'm so full of love and support right now.
— Skylar Diggins (@SkyDigg4) July 1, 2015
She was averaging a team-best 17.8 points and 5 assists for the Shock, who lead the league with a 8-2 record.
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TULSA, Okla. – Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins will miss the remainder of the 2015 WNBA season due to tearing her right Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). She will undergo ACL reconstructive surgery, but a date for the procedure has not been set at the time of this release.
“I’m focused on getting healthy and stepping on the court even stronger,” said Diggins. “For the remainder of this season, I will continue to support my teammates in every way possible.”
The injury occurred with 44 seconds remaining on the clock during the Shock’s game versus the Seattle Storm at the BOK Center on Sunday, June 28th. The Shock won 93-89 and Diggins scored 31 points in the game, which was her season high.