Thursday night the Los Angeles Sparks released the following statement regarding star forward Candace Parker:
Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker will miss the remainder of the 2010 season, it was announced today by Sparks Vice President/General Manager Penny Toler. Parker dislocated her shoulder in the first half of the Sparks game against the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday, June 13.
“Losing Candace is definitely a huge loss for us and the league in general,” said VP/GM Penny Toler. “We still have a great team that is led by two Olympians and loaded with talent. Our goal, as always, is still to win.”
Parker’s surgery will be scheduled in the coming weeks. For the season, she was averaging 20.6 ppg, 10.1 rpg and 2.2 bpg in 33.5 minutes per game.