After an incredibly successful college career Kristy Wallace has torn her ACL for a second time.
Kristy Wallace had an incredibly successful college career with Baylor before tearing her ACL in her knee in her final college season. Fortunately for the Queensland native she was still taken with the 16th pick of the 2018 WNBA draft.
Wallace did not see a minute of court time after being drafted. She spent the entire WNBA season rehabilitating her knee. Wallace then signed a two-year deal with the Canberra Capitals, knowing that it would be towards the end of the WNBL season before she saw the court.
Wallace successfully rehabilitated her knee, playing in a total of two games. She fell awkwardly and the worst was assumed. Unfortunately for Wallace the worst was confirmed on Friday Australian time when scans revealed a second tear in the same ACL, a fact the Capitals confirmed via twitter.
This means that Wallace is going to be out for at least another nine months. This would put her on a September timetable for return. Unfortunately this is the run into the playoffs and if the Dream are where we expect them to be, they will probably not have room on the roster for a rookie.
If Wallace does not play in the 2019 WNBA season then she still has her second year of the Capitals contract to put her career back on track. There is no doubting Wallace’s talent levels, she is a class act running a team.
No one likes to see a player get injured, especially at such a young age but Wallace has a tendency to fight, it is one of her most impressive qualities. She is going to have to dig deep again to come back. She has the support of two teams and the entire Australian nation supporting her. Kristy, we wish you the best in your recovery.