• Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart suffers torn Achilles tendon

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    SOPRON, Hungary - Seattle Storm star Breanna Stewart suffered a torn Achilles tendon while playing for Dynamo Kursk, a Russian professional team. 

    Stewart tore her Achilles tendon Sunday when she landed on the foot of Brittney Griner in a EuroLeague title game against UMMC Ekaterinburg.

    WNBA players often sign contracts with teams overseas to earn extra money in the offseason. 

    Brian Stewart, Breanna Stewart's father, told Syracuse.com on Monday that she is expected to undergo surgery this week in Los Angeles. 

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    “I don’t think it’s a career-ending type of injury,” Brian Stewart said. “But it’s certainly going to put her in the barn for a while.”

    Breanna Stewart was drafted by the Storm first overall in the 2016 WNBA Draft after leading the University of Connecticut to four straight NCAA Championships. 

    The 6-foot, 4-inch forward is a two-time All-Star, was named the WNBA’s MVP in 2018 and the 2018 WNBA Finals MVP after the Storm defeated the Washington Mystics in a three-game sweep. 

    Training camp for the Storm begins May 5.  

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