The harm occurred throughout the second quarter when Ionescu appeared to roll her left ankle. Ionescu hit the bottom and instantly grabbed the ankle. She was helped off the courtroom, placing no weight on her left foot.
The Liberty chosen Ionescu, 22, because the No. 1 general decide on this 12 months’s WNBA draft in April, and it did not take lengthy for her to indicate her prowess within the league.
In her second profession WNBA recreation, Ionescu had 33 factors, hitting six of 10 three-point photographs, to go together with seven rebounds and 7 assists in a loss to the Dallas Wings on Wednesday. Ionescu had 12 factors, six rebounds and 4 assists in her debut on Saturday, a loss to the Seattle Storm.
On Friday, Ionescu had 10 factors in 12 minutes towards the Dream earlier than struggling the harm. New York fell to 0-Three on the season, shedding 84-78 to Atlanta.
“Get wholesome as quickly as doable!” LeBron James posted in a tweet to Ionescu. “Well being is wealth.”
Ionescu, who performed faculty basketball for the Oregon Geese, is the NCAA’s all-time chief — for ladies and men — in triple doubles, with 26. She’s additionally the one faculty basketball participant, male or feminine, to have 2,000 factors, 1,000 assists and 1,000 rebounds in her profession.