WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart injured in EuroLeague title game
SOPRON, Hungary — Reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart was helped off the court during the EuroLeague Women championship game with what appeared to be a serious leg injury.
The Seattle Storm star was playing for Dynamo Kursk, a Russian women’s basketball club, when she took a jumper with 27.2 seconds left in the first half against UMMC Ekaterinburg on Sunday. Stewart appeared to land awkwardly on the foot of fellow WNBA star Brittney Griner , who was defending her, and Stewart immediately grabbed at her lower right leg while grimacing in obvious pain.
She was attended to by trainers on the court before being helped to the locker room while not putting any weight on her right leg. The nature and severity of the injury was not immediately known.
The 24-year-old Stewart won four national titles at UConn, and was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 WNBA draft. She won both the league and finals MVP awards while leading the Storm to the franchise’s third WNBA title.
The injury leaves her status uncertain for the upcoming WNBA season, which begins May 24.
Stewart has played overseas during each of the WNBA offseasons since she joined the league. Her Dynamo Kursk squad fell 91-67 after she left the game.