May 29, 2024 

Lynx Guard Miller out indefinitely following knee surgery

A 'definitive timetable has not been set' regarding Miller's return. In the meantime, Bridget Carleton will step up

The Minnesota Lynx will be without starting guard Diamond Miller following a surgical procedure involving her right knee. A “definitive timetable has not been set,” according to the team’s press release published Wednesday afternoon. The Lynx did not immediately provide details regarding Miller’s procedure. However, Lynx President of Basketball Operations and head coach Cheryl Reeve provided a little more clarity during her pregame media availability on Wednesday.

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“As [Miller and surgeon Dr. Chris Camp] consulted and sort of talked about what they might find, this was probably about as good as scenarios you could have,” Reeve said. “She’ll be back. Scopes are typically four-to-six weeks. I don’t necessarily know that they want to put that time on her. But that’s typically what you’re looking at that type of deal”

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Miller originally injured her knee during the Lynx’s 83-82 overtime loss to the Connecticut Sun on May 23. This is the third knee procedure Miller has undergone over the last two years. She previously had surgery on her right knee following her junior season at Maryland but did not miss any game action her senior year. She also underwent surgery on her left knee following an injury suffered during EuroLeague play this past winter.

In the short term, Bridget Carleton will take Miller’s spot in the starting lineup, a role she is familiar with. Questions remain, however, regarding the long-term implications of Miller’s injury. Prior to her injury, Miller was averaging 4.3 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 0.7 assists in 14 minutes per game.

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Written by Lucas Seehafer

Lucas Seehafer is a general reporter for The Next. He is also a physical therapist and professor at the undergraduate level. His work has previously appeared at Baseball Prospectus, Forbes, FanSided, and various other websites.

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