In the 2018 WNBA draft the Atlanta Dream took a calculated gamble, taking an injured Kristy Wallace in the second round.
Kristy Wallace is back playing for the first time since she tore her ACL which ended her college career. She was then taken by the Atlanta Dream in the 2018 WNBA draft. Wallace also elected to sign up for the Canberra Capitals in the WNBL in an effort to get some playing time once her rehabilitation finished.
Well, Wallace played her first game for the Capitals, logging eight minutes behind star Kia Nurse. In that time she had one point, two rebounds, one rebound and a steal. Wallace played in her second game logging just under six minutes, scoring three points and giving out one assist. However, in the second quarter Wallace landed awkwardly on her knee and spent the rest of the game with her knee being iced.
Best case scenario is that Wallace just jarred her knee and a little rest will have her back on the court. Worst case is she has re-injured her ACL and has to do all the rehabilitation again. The Capitals will play again in four days on the 28th of December. Hopefully for the sake of Wallace, the Canberra Capitals and fans of basketball in general, Wallace is suited up and ready to play.