Chamique Holdsclaw out for season

Updated: August 17, 2010, 11:00 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio Silver Stars forward Chamique Holdsclaw has a torn right Achilles tendon and will miss the remainder of the season.

The Silver Stars said Tuesday she is expected to have surgery. Holdsclaw was hurt in Sunday's loss at Minnesota, and the injury leaves the Silver Stars fighting for a playoff spot without their third-leading scorer.

"They told me today, which was some good news, that it wasn't a low Achilles tear," said Holdsclaw after the Silver Stars lost to Washington 76-66. "It's kind of higher up, so the doctor said I could be back moving around on the court maybe in three months."

The injury could also put the future of the former No. 1 overall pick in doubt. Holdsclaw, who retired from the WNBA in 2007, came back last season with Atlanta and signed a one-year deal this summer with San Antonio.

Holdsclaw wasn't sure if she'd return next season.

"We'll see. We'll definitely see how my rehab goes. I'm not in a rush just to hop back out there; I'm not 23 anymore," she said. "We'll see how the body feels, but I will rehab and work hard to see if I can get back there on the court. But if it happens that I can't, that's life, and you move on to the next thing."

The 33-year-old is a six-time All-Star, averaging 16.9 points and 7.6 rebounds in her WNBA career. She helped Tennessee win three straight NCAA titles.


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