The Las Vegas Aces lost Game 3 of the WNBA Finals to the New York Liberty, and the team could be without one of its biggest weapons moving forward.
Aces point guard Chelsea Gray suffered an apparent left foot injury during the game and then hopped off the court into the bowels of the arena. Gray then was seen being helped into the training room by two members of the team staff.
Prayers up for Chelsea Gray 🙏She suffered a lower leg injury and had to leave Game 3. pic.twitter.com/37TC3wV18a— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) October 15, 2023
Prayers up for Chelsea Gray 🙏She suffered a lower leg injury and had to leave Game 3. pic.twitter.com/37TC3wV18a
After the game, Las Vegas head coach Becky Hammon said she did not have an update on Gray’s condition. “I’ll let you know when we know,” Hammon told reporters.
Gray, the reigning WNBA Finals MVP after leading the Aces to a 3-1 series victory over the Connecticut Sun last season, went down in the fourth quarter Sunday in what turned into an 87-73 rout for the Liberty.
She scored 11 points before her departure. Upon reaching the bench after the injury, she seemed to say that her “foot popped.”
Gray is averaging 16.3 points, 7.4 assists and 5.0 rebounds for Las Vegas this postseason. In the Aces’ two victories to start the series she scored a combined 34 points to go along with 20 assists and 12 rebounds.
If Gray misses more time during the best-of-five series, “no one person will replace her,” Hammon said.
The Liberty will host the Aces for Game 4 at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday at the Barclays Center in New York. If necessary, Game 5 will be held at 9 p.m. ET Friday in Las Vegas.