Mercury lose center Vodichkova to knee injury

Updated: August 10, 2006, 8:53 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

PHOENIX -- Mercury center Kamila Vodichkova will miss the remainder of the 2006 season with a torn ACL and MCL in her right knee, the team announced Wednesday.

The loss comes at a crucial time, as Phoenix (15-16) trails the Houston Comets (17-15) by 1½ games for the final playoff berth in the West. The teams play at Houston on Thursday.

Vodichkova was averaging 10.1 points and a team-high 6.9 rebounds, starting 27 of the team's 31 games. She suffered the injury in the first ...

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