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Breanna Stewart’s season with Storm in doubt after leg injury

Breanna Stewart, the reigning WNBA MVP, may be unavailable to the Seattle Storm this coming season. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)
Breanna Stewart, the reigning WNBA MVP, may be unavailable to the Seattle Storm this coming season. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)
Seattle Times

Breanna Stewart – the WNBA’s reigning MVP – suffered a lower leg injury Sunday playing in the EuroLeague Final Four championship game that could potentially jeopardize her upcoming season with the Storm.

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, but unconfirmed reports say Stewart tore her right Achilles tendon.

The Storm had no immediate comment, but a team spokesperson said they would give an update once they could determine the severity of the injury.

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