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Las Vegas Aces injury update: Chelsea Gray out for WNBA Finals Game 4

Las Vegas Aces guard Chelsea Gray will miss Game 4 of the 2023 WNBA Finals with a foot injury. (Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images)

Chelsea Gray is unavailable for Game 4 of the WNBA Finals with a foot injury, Las Vegas Aces head coach Becky Hammon told reporters Tuesday.

Kiah Stokes also will miss Game 4 against the New York Liberty with a foot injury. Both players are questionable to return to the best-of-five championship series, in which the Aces hold a 2-1 lead.

Gray went down with a left foot injury during Game 3 of the WNBA Finals. The 31-year-old point guard had to be helped into the locker room. Following the game, Las Vegas head coach Becky Hammon said she did not have an update.

“I’ll let you know when we know,” she told reporters, noting that “no one person will replace” Gray if she were to miss more time in the best-of-five series. Instead, the Aces will fill the gap left by Gray by committee.

The reigning WNBA Finals MVP, Gray had 11 points before her departure in the fourth quarter Sunday. Upon reaching the bench, she appeared to say that her “foot popped,” and she entered Tuesday’s practice on a scooter.

She 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.

Stokes, who starts for the Aces as a defensive specialist, entered Tuesday’s practice on crutches. She “woke up in pain,” she told reporters, and is waiting “to see what the doctor says” about the injury.