Liberty’s Asia Durr returns to the court after long-haul COVID

AD missed the 2020 and 2021 seasons due to long-haul COVID-19. (Chris Marion/NBAE via Getty Images)

After being cleared to play in November, Asia Durr has made their return to the WNBA at the New York Liberty’s training camp.

Durr missed the last two seasons while suffering long-haul effects of COVID-19. The 25-year-old is under contract with the Liberty for this season after being drafted with the No. 2 overall pick in 2019.

“Today was a great day,” Durr said following the first day of camp. “I’m super excited to be back with my teammates. It honestly doesn’t feel real.

“It kind of kicked in once we started practicing but I’m just super blessed and super grateful to be back with my team and have fun.”

Elsewhere with the Liberty, draftee Nyara Sabally will miss the 2022 season, as will her fellow draftee Sika Kone, who is in Spain rehabbing a knee injury. But Chinese center Han Xu has made her return and reportedly has grown an inch since last playing in the WNBA in 2019; she is now 6-foot-10.