The Sylvia Fowles farewell tour has ended indefinitely as the Minnesota Lynx announce their star center is out with an injury.
"An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) taken at Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis on center Sylvia Fowles confirmed a cartilage injury in her right knee. She will be out indefinitely and further updates will be issued when available," the Lynx said in a statement released today. "The injury occurred during the June 7 contest against the New York Liberty."
Fowles is averaging 16.5 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game in 12 games. She leads the league in field goal percentage (64.1) and rebounds per game. The Florida-native told The New York Times she was uninterested in the fanfare ahead of her scheduled retirement.
"If you have a task and you have a job, your job is to do that task and do that duty,” Fowles told The New York Times. “I’ve got paid to do a duty. I shouldn’t have to be given credit for me doing my job.”
We hope this isn't the last of Sweet Syl for the season, and we certainly hope this isn't how her career ends. Though, whenever and however it does end, it will be both not enough time and more than we deserve.
The Lynx hit the court tomorrow against the Washington Mystics at Target Center.