Cameron Brink Delivers Message on Social Media After Injury Announcement

Brink suffered a torn left ACL in Tuesday night's game against the Connecticut Sun.
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The Los Angeles Sparks were dealt devastating news on Wednesday as it was announced that rookie forward Cam Brink suffered a left torn ACL Tuesday night against the Connecticut Sun.

It wasn’t the news that the Sparks nor Brink was looking for, especially with the season she was having. The Sparks didn’t get an official timeline on Brink’s recovery or status for the rest of the season. 

However, we can infer Brink will likely miss the rest of the 2024 season and also the Summer Olympics next month. The rookie was selected to participate in the U.S. women’s 3x3 team in Paris.

Nonetheless, Brink took the time to post a powerful message on social media on Wednesday after receiving the terrible news.

"You never think it will happen to you. And despite all the hard work sometimes it does. This is hard to fathom but I know it will only make me stronger. I will not be derailed and I will continue to love this life – I’m not defined by basketball, but it is something that I love deeply and I will work everyday to get back to it. It’s not a goodbye basketball it’s just a see you later. I’m always so thankful for your thoughts and prayers."

Cameron Brink

Brink posted 7.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks in 22 minutes per game this season. She was one of the contenders for Rookie of the Year to start the year, but now the Sparks will look towards Rickea Jackson to continue to step up.

Without Brink in the frontcourt for the Sparks, Los Angeles will lean on Li Yueru, who had 11 points, three assists, and two rebounds in 26 minutes against Connecticut. Yueru is averaging 5.1 points and 3.8 rebounds per game this season.

Brink has a long road ahead of her, but with the support she's receiving from her teammates and other rookies (Aaliyah Edwards, Angel Reese), she'll be back and better than ever next season.

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