Kelsey Griffin injured her ankle in the final moments of the UC Capitals loss to the Southside Flyers.
WNBL and UC Capitals start Kelsey Griffin will be out for up to six weeks after she injured her ankle in the loss to the Southside Flyers. After injuring the ankle, Griffin played on in the hopes that the injury would not be too bad.
Unfortunately the Capitals announced that the 2018 MVP would be out for up to six weeks. This could be a disaster for last seasons champions.
The good news for the Capitals is that if they make it to the finals, their superstar should be back. Griffin is one of the hardest working players in the entire league and has been on preseason rosters in the WNBA for the past two seasons.
Fortunately for the Capitals they have New York Liverty starting point guard Kia Nurse and ex Los Angeles Sparks center Marianna Tolo in the starting unit to help pick up the slack of Griffin who averages a double-double.
Keely Froling will also slot into the starting line up for the injured Griffin, meaning they are weaker on the bench. Froling has been an absolute super-sub.
Capitals head coach Paul Goriss is going to be able to use this as an opportunity to play some of his bench for more minutes which will be crucial come finals time. Having depth in a three game series can make the world of difference.
If they can get experience in the regular season of the plays and systems, when they are called upon in the finals they will be more game ready.
Griffin is averaging 16.6 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game on the season.