Sport Aces' Angel McCoughtry carried off court after suffering knee injury in preseason game vs. Sparks

04:25  09 may  2021
04:25  09 may  2021 Source:   cbssports.com

She called out health care misinfo on TikTok. Then, the trolls found her.

  She called out health care misinfo on TikTok. Then, the trolls found her. Savannah Sparks made it her mission to hold health care workers she believes are behaving badly accountable on TikTok. When trolls started threatening her life, she stepped away from the platform.On screen, sandwiched between two sparkle emojis, the woman, who said she was a pharmacy technician, had written, "Most common meds I've filled that cause cancer." She then went on to claim medications like hormonal birth control, cholesterol medications and chemotherapy were cancer causing.

Las Vegas Aces forward/guard Angel McCoughtry had 25 points and eight rebounds Sunday in her first WNBA game in nearly two years after a knee injury . The efforts of McCoughtry and Aces teammate A'ja Wilson (22 points) didn't secure a victory, though, as Chicago got a 3-pointer from Allie Quigley It was the first game for both teams on opening weekend of the WNBA in Bradenton, Florida. "I'm so blessed and glad to be out there; it was so surreal for me because I hadn't been out there for so long," McCoughtry , 33, said. "I think I should have led better in the end. That's my pet peeve; when

Off the court , McCoughtry played an integral role in a league that committed its season to social justice. The University of Louisville alumna was responsible for creating the idea of WNBA players honoring Breonna Taylor, who was killed by Louisville police in March, on the back of their jerseys and was a strong voice among WNBA players who urged citizens to vote in November’s presidential election. McCoughtry , who played for the Atlanta Dream from 2009 to 2019, has also joined many WNBA players who have publicly placed their support behind Senate candidate Rev.

On Saturday afternoon, the Las Vegas Aces and Los Angeles Sparks played to an 85-85 tie in the first and only preseason game for each team ahead of the 2021 WNBA season. Head coaches Bill Laimbeer and Derek Fisher decided to call the game after four quarters due to multiple injuries.

Angel McCoughtry posing for the camera © Provided by CBS Sports

Most notably, Aces forward Angel McCoughtry had to be carried off the court early in the first quarter after suffering a right knee injury. The game was not broadcasted live so there's no video of the incident at the moment, but it happened as McCoughtry tried to come down with a rebound.

Mirjam Swanson of the Southern California News Group was on the scene and indicated that McCoughtry was in "audible pain" after landing and was not able to put any weight on her right leg in the initial aftermath. John Davis of Winsidr added that McCoughtry returned to the bench in the second half in a wheelchair and a trainer was carrying crutches.

No official update is expected until the Aces return to Las Vegas and McCoughtry can undergo various tests and scans. But while we don't know the exact injury or timeframe for recovery, this is certainly not the way that the Aces -- or anyone for that matter -- would have wanted to begin the season.

Angel McCoughtry out with major knee injury as Olympic roster selection nears

  Angel McCoughtry out with major knee injury as Olympic roster selection nears Angel McCoughtry and Maya Moore look likely to miss the Olympics. The U.S. lineup in Tokyo will look different than in Rio.McCoughtry tore the ACL and meniscus in her right knee in a Las Vegas Aces preseason game on Saturday. The Aces retweeted a report that Moore will miss the rest of the year.

After a stalemate, Nchukwi lifts up a crunching knee that smashes square into the cup. Park once more clatters to the ground as he screams in pain, and this time he is not getting back up quite as quickly. Tognoni deducts one point for the second foul, and Nchukwi is apologetic about this indiscretion. Park offers a touch of gloves to begin the final round, and Nchukwi reluctantly accepts this. Both fighters pick up where they left off with a steady diet of jabs, one after the other. Nchukwi changes his target by jabbing the body a few times, and they clash together but cannot land on one another.

Lee was injured after he caught a 20-yard pass and was hit low by Falcons safety Damontae Kazee, who made seemingly direct contact with Lee’s knee . Jacksonville receiver Marqise Lee suffered a knee injury in their preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday afternoon and was carted off the field.

A six-time All-WNBA performer, McCoughtry tore multiple ligaments in her left knee while playing for the Atlanta Dream in 2018 and missed the remainder of that season and all of 2019. After signing with the Aces in free agency last offseason, the team kept her on a rather strict minutes limit to try and prevent any further injury, and she played a career-low 20 minutes per game. She was always out there when it mattered, though, and was a key factor in the Aces reaching the Finals, where they were eventually swept by the Seattle Storm.

With Liz Cambage and Kelsey Plum returning, and the addition of Chelsea Gray in free agency, almost everyone expects the Aces to get back to the Finals this season, and possibly even win their first title in franchise history. That task will be much more difficult if McCoughtry is facing an extended spell on the sidelines.

Sparks dominated by Aces 97-69 in blowout loss .
Five Aces players go for double figures in the blowout lossThat may have been the case for Las Vegas, but it wasn’t true for Los Angeles. Nneka Ogwumike led the L.A. Sparks in points with 19 and tied with her sister Chiney Ogwumike in rebounds with five. Unfortunately, those were the only shining moments in a game where the Sparks were simply outmatched and outclassed by the Aces. The Sparks lost 97-69 in a game that was essentially over by halftime.

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