Phoenix Mercury star Cappie Pondexter underwent successful surgery on her right eye to prevent a future retinal detachment according to a team press release. Photo by Max Simbron
With about three minutes remaining in the second quarter of Game 5 of the WNBA Finals, Tamika Catchings drove the floor for a layup and as she was coming down her hand racked across Cappie Pondexter’s face.
Cappie immediately bent over and grabbed her face and stumbled to the side line. Coach Gaines said after the game that he was worried about his star returning since she said she couldn’t see out of the eye. During the half time she was examined by the team’s medical staff including an eye doctor and was cleared to return.
And return she did. Cappie had 12 points on 50% shooting in the second half of the game including some key late buckets. After the game in the press conference, Cappie had