Sun’s Alyssa Thomas Likely to Return From Achilles Injury Against Liberty

The top-seeded Connecticut Sun will get a little deeper with forward Alyssa Thomas making her return in tonight’s match-up against the New York Liberty.

Thomas practiced with the Sun on Tuesday, where coach Curt Miller felt excellent about her return this week, per ESPN’s Kelly Cohen.

“She had a good practice again today, so I’ll put it that way,” Miller said. “We are very optimistic.”

Sun teammate Beatrice Mompremier, talking to a reporter after Coach Millers’ comments, spoiled her surprise return to Sun Center, saying she “can’t wait” to see Thomas take the floor.

Thomas was overseas playing for the Czech Republic team, where she suffered a torn Achilles tendon injury. The Sun later confirmed the injury, giving a timetable of 9-12 months for her return.

Having played the majority of her career with Connecticut, the two-time All-Star averaged 15.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.0 steals per game in the 2020 season. She’ll be making her return at an excellent time, with the Sun currently on a 12-game winning streak and locking up a first-round bye with the start of the 2021 WNBA Playoffs just a week away.