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Lynx center Sylvia Fowles will be sidelined indefinitely with knee injury

Fowles, 36, playing her 15th and final WNBA season, is averaging 16.5 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks per game in 12 games for the Lynx.

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Veteran Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles will be sidelined indefinitely with a knee injury, the team said Thursday, June 9, 2022
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ST. PAUL -- Veteran Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles will be sidelined indefinitely after a magnetic resonance imaging scan confirmed a cartilage injury in her right knee, the team said Thursday.

Fowles, 36, playing her 15th and final WNBA season, is averaging 16.5 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks per game in 12 games for the Lynx (3-9), who are last in the Western Conference. Fowles currently leads the league in field goal percentage (64.1) and rebounds per game

The injury occurred during the June 7 game against the Liberty in New York.

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Veteran Lynx center Sylvia Fowles Fowles, 36, is playing her 15th and final WNBA season.
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After playing in Chicago for her first seven seasons in the WNBA, the 6-foot-6 veteran out of LSU came to Minnesota in 2015 and has been a mainstay with the Lynx for the past eight seasons, helping the franchise win league championships in 2015 and 2017. She was named WNBA Finals MVP both times. She also was the overall WNBA MVP in 2017.

The Lynx will take on the Washington Mystics at 7 p.m. Friday at Target Center.

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