The Connecticut Sun announced Tuesday that team captain Jasmine Thomas tore her ACL during Sunday’s game and will miss the remainder of the season.
JUST ANNOUNCED: Jasmine Thomas will miss the remainder of the 2022 season with a torn ACL in her right knee.🔗 : https://t.co/mBLQKkGYGp pic.twitter.com/zeIc4e67So— Connecticut Sun (@ConnecticutSun) May 24, 2022
JUST ANNOUNCED: Jasmine Thomas will miss the remainder of the 2022 season with a torn ACL in her right knee.🔗 : https://t.co/mBLQKkGYGp pic.twitter.com/zeIc4e67So
The point guard sustained the injury in the first quarter of the team’s 92-70 win over the Indiana Fever. Before the injury, Thomas had scored three points while adding three assists and a rebound.
Thomas will have surgery to repair the ligament, but the team provided no timetable for the surgery or recovery.
“Of course, I’m sad that I won’t be able to continue playing on the court with this special team,” Thomas said in a statement. “Everyone has been supportive and uplifting, and I’m just preparing mentally and emotionally to attack my recovery. I will continue to be a vocal leader and support my team from the sidelines. They’re incredible and I’m excited about what they’re going to achieve.”
Thomas has played in 358 WNBA games, averaging 9.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.1 steals and 26 minutes per contest. She sits first amongst active Sun players in games played for the team, having played in 222 since being traded by the Atlanta Dream in 2015.
The three-time WNBA All-Defensive first team and two-time second team member has only missed seven games throughout her career.
“Saddened and disappointed for Jas,” Sun coach Curt Miller said in a statement. “She has been the epitome of an iron woman throughout her career. We will support her throughout her recovery and continue to lean on her leadership lens from the sideline. We look forward to having her back on the court in the future.”