injury recovery

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner smiles as a fan holds up a phone to take a selfie with her.

‘Wow, we’re big again’: Brittney Griner makes immediate impact in return for Phoenix Mercury

By Tia Reid / June 8, 2024

Kahleah Copper: ‘Nobody’s just going down there in the paint. It’s just not happening’

Washington Mystics center/forward Shakira Austin has her feet in a wide base and her body squared up to defend New York Liberty forward Breanna Stewart, who operates in the post with her back to the basket.

Back from injury, Washington’s Shakira Austin seizes her chance at a bigger role

By Jenn Hatfield / May 16, 2024

Eric Thibault: ‘She took charge of her own future’

Team USA center/forward Shakira Austin shoots a close-range shot with her right hand.

Mystics’ Shakira Austin gives positive injury update, possible timeline for return

By Jenn Hatfield / April 6, 2024

Washington’s frontcourt star said she’s ‘ahead of schedule’ after hip surgery

Saint Mary's forward Ali Bamberger prepares to shoot a 3-pointer from the top of the key as an Illinois State defender contests.

How an ACL tear helped grow the Bamberger family legacy at Saint Mary’s

By Matthew Walter / December 16, 2023

Ali Bamberger seemed destined to be an all-time great for Saint Mary’s since the day she was born

Shakira Austin undergoes successful surgery on left hip

By Aya Abdeen / December 2, 2023

Mystics center expected to recover fully within four to six months

Butler Blue IV, the bulldog mascot at Butler University, wears a blue university sweater with a white B on the front. He is seated as the sole fan in the stands.

Butler Blue IV, Butler’s mascot, goes on injured list

By Abby Gordon / November 12, 2023

Inside the canine’s ruff road to recovery

Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne and center Queen Egbo clap and center Shakira Austin yells and raises her right arm in celebration on the Mystics' bench. Delle Donne and Austin are in street clothes.

Answering the Washington Mystics’ offseason injury questions

By Jenn Hatfield / October 2, 2023

Shakira Austin, Queen Egbo and Kristi Toliver are all rehabbing injuries

Washington Mystics forward Myisha Hines-Allen gathers the ball on the left side of her body as she attacks down the lane. New York Liberty forward Jonquel Jones moves laterally to try to recover.

After long recovery from knee surgery, Washington’s Myisha Hines-Allen finds her ‘sweet spot’ in playoffs

By Jenn Hatfield / September 16, 2023

Hines-Allen scored an efficient 21 points in the Mystics’ Game 1 loss on Friday

A close-up, side-angle photo of Washington Mystics guard Kristi Toliver watching a game in street clothes.

Kristi Toliver hurts knee, Mystics ‘not expecting good news’ on diagnosis

By Jenn Hatfield / September 4, 2023

Toliver had played just 10 minutes since returning from plantar fasciitis

Mercedes Russell rises up to take a shot. It is heavily contested by Nikolina Milic, who has her arms straight up.

How Seattle’s Mercedes Russell is finding her form again after missing most of 2022

By Bella Munson / September 3, 2023

Quinn: ‘It’s crucial for our success for her to be at her best’