The Washington Mystics hope to have Elena Delle Donne back soon. How soon is still unclear.
“I’m doing literally everything I possibly can to get back and to do my best to play this season,” Delle Donne told the Washington Post. “It’s been really tough. I’m sure others are frustrated that I’m not out there, like the fans and all, but there’s no one more frustrated than myself.
“And I’m just trying my best to find peace in my day, but also know that I am giving literally everything I possibly have to get back out there.”
Coach Mike Thibault revealed that he had hoped to get Delle Donne cleared for physical contact and team practices prior to games restarting, but her rehab schedule has continued to be delayed.
Delle Donne first announced that she had had a second back surgery in April of this year. Her timeline for return has been repeatedly delayed, and she told Kelley O’Hara on the Just Women’s Sports podcast that she’s taking things “day by day.”