Las Vegas Aces star Candice Parker is out indefinitely.
Parker announced on Instagram on Monday night that she had undergone surgery to repair a broken leg, which she had apparently been trying to get through the entire season. The only way out, according to her, is surgery.
“I will go into rehab and work on getting healthy as soon as possible,” she wrote in her Instagram story.
Parker has missed the last five games for the Aces. The team did not give a timeline for her return. It is unclear how she originally broke her leg.
“Parker played with a fracture all season, but after consulting with doctors, the only option for her to get healthy again and avoid further injury was surgery,” the team said in a statement. “She is out indefinitely and will work to recover as soon as possible.”
This season, Parker averaged nine points and 5.4 rebounds in 18 games for the Ace. The former two-time league MVP joined the Aces on a one-year deal last offseason, spending two seasons at the Chicago Sky, where she helped the franchise win the WNBA title.
The Aces come into play on Tuesday against the Sky with a league-leading 21-2 record. They haven’t lost in Las Vegas this season either. The Aces have 17 regular season games left, giving Parker about two months to get back on the court before the playoffs begin, and the Aces are trying to defend their WNBA title last summer. While it’s a good sign the team hasn’t ruled her out for the rest of the year, that’s not much time to work on.