Arike Ogunbowale Undergoes Season-Ending Abdominal Surgery

The Dallas Wings announced that Arike Ogunbowale underwent an iliac crest core muscle avulsion repair procedure on Tuesday.

The abdominal surgery Ogunbowale received will knock her out for the final stretch of the regular-season and the Wigns’ upcoming first-round matchup. Ogunbowale appeared to aggravate her abdominal injury on Saturday when the Wings took on the Indiana Fever.

Ogunbowale ends the season averaging 19.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game on 40.0 percent shooting from the field and 35.2 percent shooting from beyond the arc. Ogunbowale was able to lead the Wings to a 17-16 record, good for third in the Western Conference playoff standings. She was selected to her second consecutive All-Star game.

“I can be the future [of the League], but I am also taking advantage of my time right now and not wasting any time,” the WSLAM1 cover athlete told SLAM. “I want to be one of the top players now and in the future.”