Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen collided with Indiana guard Erica Wheeler under the Fever basket early in the third quarter of the Lynx's 89-65 win Wednesday at Target Center. Whalen left the game and did not return.

It was first described as a nose injury. But, after the game, Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said Whalen was caught off-guard by Wheeler's move, and the two butted heads.

"I just know she's not feeling the best," Reeve said. "It was pretty loud out there, so I think it was best to keep her [out of the arena bowl]."

Reeve's comment suggested the incident might be less about the nose and more about a blow to the head. The Lynx are taking Thursday off, but should have an update on Whalen Friday.