The Lynx will play their second and final preseason game Tuesday at noon at Target Center against Connecticut. Unfortunately, newly acquired center Janel McCarville and first-round draft pick Lindsey Moore might not play.
Of the two, it would appear McCarville – who turned her left ankle in practice Monday – is least likely to play. Coach Cheryl Reeve said McCarville might have stepped on another player’s foot, turning the left ankle. McCarville finished the workout from the sidelines, her ankle elevated. After it was over she left the court with a very noticeable limp.
Moore, the point guard from Nebraska, is dealing with a calf pull.
“She tweaked it pretty good,” Reeve said of McCarville, who has been battling aches and pains throughout camp. Reeve said McCarville would get further tests on the ankle Monday afternoon to get a more precise diagnosis and prognosis. The good news is that the Lynx have a big break between Tuesday’s game and their June 1 regular season opener against Connecticut.
Meanwhile, Seimone Augustus, who missed Saturday’s game in Bismarck, N.D. after tweaking her ankle in Friday’s practice, should return to action. Also back are rookie guard Sugar Rodgers (who was away at her college graduation Saturday) and post player Devereaux Peters, who missed the game for personal reasons.
I’ll get back to you after tomorrow’s game.