When the Lynx play at Chicago on Tuesday, they will try to break a three-game losing streak without starting power forward Rebekkah Brunson.
Brunson, who suffered a nose injury in Sunday’s loss to Atlanta at Target Center, did not travel with the team to Chicago. She is listed by the Lynx as day-to-day because of the injury. The team did not say whether the nose was broken or not.
The WNBA’s all-time leading rebounder, Brunson was hurt with 4 minutes, 47 seconds left in the first half at the score tied 31-31. Brunson was guarding Tiffany Hayes and took a Hayes elbow to the nose.
Brunson was called for a foul, left the game and did not return. Hayes was called for a technical.
Brunson is averaging 7.2 points and 6.8 rebounds per game this season, and it is unclear who will replace the 36-year-old in the starting lineup. One option is veteran post Erlana Larkins. Other options would include Temi Fagbenle. If coach Cheryl Reeve wants to go with a smaller lineup, Cecilia Zandalasin or Tanisha Wright would be options.