Lynx guard Seimone Augustus is progressing well from the concussion she sustained in Tuesday’s victory over Phoenix. She will travel with the team on its two-game road swing to Atlanta and Washington and coach Cheryl Reeve said there is a good chance she could play in at least one of the two games. The Lynx play at Atlanta Friday and at Washington Saturday.
Augustus, who is in the WNBA’s four-step concussion protocol, did not practice with the team Thursday.
“The word was this morning she was feeling better than she was [Wednesday],’’ Reeve said. “And she will be on the trip with us.’’
The incident occurred early in the third quarter. Initially Reeve thought Augustus was hit on the top of the head by Mercury forward Sonja Petrovic’s elbow on a contested shot. But a review of the tape showed something different.
“Petrovic was chasing Maya [Moore],’’ Reeve said. “And Maya was coming off a pin-down, and she brought Petrovic over, and Petrovic actually got [Augustus] with her cheekbone at the top of the head.’’
Reeve called Augustus questionable for Friday’s game. If Augustus can’t play, Jia Perkins would start in her place.
After struggling with her shot earlier in the season, Perkins is coming her best game of the young season. Perkins hit on four of 11 shots overall and hit two of three three-pointers for 11 points in the victory over Phoenix.