Wednesday January 19, 2011 6:42 p.m.
By Frank Hanrahan
All-Star forward Monique Currie won't be able to build off of her 2010 breakthrough campaign as she will miss the the upcoming season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee. Currie suffered the injury while playing in Turkey during the WNBA off-season.
Currie averaged a career high 14.1 points and 4.8 rebounds per game last season helping the Mystics get the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Currie stepped up her production after all-star guard Alana Beard was ruled out before the season after undergoing ankle surgery.
It is unfortunate that we wont have Monique for the 2011 season, although she probably will not return to the court, her leadership and knowledge of the game will continue to benefit our team, Mystics coach Trudi Lacey said. I am confident that our team will work hard and stay together to make the upcoming year the best possible.Currie had the same injury at Duke in 2002 forcing her to redshirt her sophomore season. I am extremely grateful for and appreciate the support of the fans and look forward to returning to the court, said Currie.