Sparks' Stephanie Talbot to miss WNBA season with torn ACL

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Monday, February 20, 2023

LOS ANGELES -- Three weeks after signing with the Los Angeles Sparks, forward Stephanie Talbot will miss the upcoming WNBA season after getting hurt in her native Australia.

The Sparks said Monday they learned that Talbot suffered a torn ACL while playing for the Adelaide Lightning of the WNBL, in which she was league MVP in 2020.

Talbot, 28, signed a two-year deal with the Sparks on Feb. 1. She was 10th in the WNBA in 3-point shooting last year. She averaged 5.0 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 34 games with the Seattle Storm.

The forward has also played for Phoenix and Minnesota during her five seasons in the WNBA.