Chicago Sky point guard Jamierra Faulkner will miss the remainder of the 2018 WNBA season due to torn ligaments in her right knee, an injury suffered late in the fourth quarter of the Sky’s game at Dallas on Tuesday, July 3.
Faulkner played in all 17 games for Chicago this season, averaging 7.6 points, 3.9 assists, and 21.2 minutes per game. She scored in double-digits in five of those matchups, recording a season-high 19 points on June 17 game against Los Angeles.
“Jamierra leads our team with passion, grit and humility,” Sky general manager and head coach Amber Stocks said. “While her presence on the court will be missed, our team will deeply value her continued impact and leadership from the sideline. J is spiritually, mentally and physically strong and will show her comeback fight again.”
Drafted by the Sky with the 34th overall pick of the 2014 WNBA Draft, Faulkner was sidelined for the entirety of the 2017 season as she underwent surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee. She had sustained the injury playing overseas in Poland for CCC Polkwice a month before the WNBA season was set to begin.
“I’ll be back better than ever. Head up high,” Faulkner said in a social media post to fans Wednesday night. “I did it once, I can do it again!”