Sparks Receive Devastating Cameron Brink Injury Update on Wednesday

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2024 WNBA Draft will likely be out for the foreseeable future.
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The Los Angeles Sparks received terrible news Wednesday regarding standout rookie center Cameron Brink, which will impact the team for the rest of the season.

The Sparks announced Brink suffered a left torn ACL in Tuesday night’s game against the Connecticut Sun. Los Angeles didn’t provide a final determination on Brink’s season but said additional details will be provided at a later date.

The No. 2 overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft went down in the first quarter of Tuesday’s game against the Sun. Brink was driving the ball into the paint but awkwardly went down, almost like she slipped on the floor.

The rookie was in a ton of pain on the floor and was limping across the floor. Brink had to be carried by the Sparks’ medical staff back to the locker room. After the game finished, Sparks head coach Curt Miller didn’t have an update on the talented rookie for the media but said she would be evaluated Wednesday.

Brink had got off to a fantastic start in her first year in the WNBA. The former Stanford standout averaged 7.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game. With Brink out for the foreseeable future, the Sparks will lean on Li Yueru in the frontcourt, who had 11 points, three rebounds, and two assists in 26 minutes against the Sun.

Yueru is averaging 5.1 points and 3.8 rebounds in 12.8 minutes per game this season. Brink was selected to play on the U.S. women’s 3x3 team for the Summer Olympics in Paris next month, but that’s officially put on hold due to this devastating injury.

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