Mystics put Holdsclaw on injured list

Updated: August 31, 2004, 11:13 PM ET
Associated press

WASHINGTON -- Chamique Holdsclaw was placed on the injured list Tuesday, meaning she'll miss at least three games for the Washington Mystics.

Holdsclaw has not disclosed the nature of her health problem, which came up in late July and sidelined her for three of Washington's four games before the Olympic break. She is the WNBA's second-leading scorer behind Seattle's Lauren Jackson.

On her Web site, she issued a statement Tuesday saying she'd "like to thank everyone for their wishes, support and prayers as I take some needed time to address a personal medical issue. The past several weeks have been difficult for me and it has meant a lot for me to receive such incredible support."

Holdsclaw also told fans in her statement not to listen to reports that she's unhappy in Washington and is "looking forward to seeing you all again at the MCI Center when I return."