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Tiffany Hayes out 4-6 weeks with MCL tear


Tiffany Hayes is out for at least a month, the Atlanta Dream announced Monday.

The guard has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 MCL tear in her right knee, an MRI confirmed over the weekend. The expected recovery time is approximately four to six weeks. 

Through 11 games, Hayes is averaging a career-high 17.6 points, 3.3 assists and 1.6 steals. As of Monday, she is the 12th-ranked scorer in the league and leads the Dream in scoring. 

Atlanta is currently 10th in the league with a record of 5-7, sitting just outside the playoff picture. Struggling to find consistency, the team will now rely on Courtney Williams (16.9 PPG) to carry the load.