Roman Augustoviz spends Minnesota's winters covering college hockey, specifically the Gophers, and other University of Minnesota sports. During the summer, he writes about the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, with a dose of U sports sprinkled in. Follow him on Twitter @RomanStrib.

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Brunson injured, Lynx sign draft pick Wojta to week-long contract

Posted by: Roman Augustoviz under Lynx Updated: July 9, 2012 - 10:56 AM

The Lynx early Monday morning announced that starting forward Rebekkah Brunson will miss this week's two games with Tulsa because of a strained left calf.

Brunson had one of the worst shooting days of her career on Saturday, going one for 10 in the Lynx's 86-80 loss to Connecticut at Target Center.

Brunson is averaging 11.1 points and 8.5 rebounds.

Her loss could not have come at a much worst time. The Lynx (13-4) have lost three games in a row for the first time since July 2010 and two other post players are also injured. Jessica Adair is recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery; rookie Devereaux Peters broke a bone in her left hand last Thursday in a loss at Los Angeles.

Both Adair, a 6-4 center, and Peters, a 6-2 forward, are expected to be ready to play again when the Lynx return from a five-week break for the London Summer Olympics in mid-August.

Rather than play with just eight healthy bodies, the Lynx have signed 6-foot guard/forward Julie Wojta, a second-round draft pick they cut at the end of training camp. She led Wisconsin-Green Bay in scoring with 19.5 points per game last season.

The Lynx play at Tulsa on Tuesday and then return home to play the Shock on Thursday. Tulsa is last in the Western Conference, but coming off a victory over Washington on Sunday.

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