Liberty’s Kia Nurse leaves game vs. Storm with ankle sprain


New York Liberty guard Kia Nurse (5) blocks a shot by Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd (24) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Ellenton, Fla. (Phelan M. Ebenhack / AP)

New York Liberty guard Kia Nurse left the WNBA’s 2020 season opener against the Seattle Storm on Saturday after suffering an ankle sprain.

The third-year player from Hamilton had to be carried off the floor and eventually limped back to the Liberty’s locker room after suffering the injury early in the second quarter.

She had two points on 1-for-4 shooting in 9:31 before leaving the game.

Nurse, 24, averaged 13.7 points per game on 39.3 per cent shoot along with 2.3 assists and 2.5 rebounds with the Liberty last year.

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