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Indiana Star Katie Douglas Recovers from Ankle Surgery

January 8, 2013 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) Indiana Fever

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Fever star Katie Douglas is recovering from ankle surgery, performed over the holiday break by Dr. David Porter. Surgery was performed to remove a bone chip and repair a torn tendon. Rehabilitation is expected to last 6-to-8 weeks before she can resume playing. She is expected to be ready for the 2013 WNBA season.

Douglas, injured just moments into the deciding game of the Eastern Conference Finals at Connecticut, Oct. 5, was the Fever's leading playoffs scorer at the time of her injury, averaging 15.5 points through six playoff games. She boasted a 16.5-point average during her 12th season in the WNBA. With Douglas on the sidelines, the Fever beat Connecticut 87-71 to advance to the WNBA Finals, where it dispatched the defending champion Minnesota Lynx, 2-1 in a best-of-five series, to win its first WNBA Championship in front of a pair of sellout crowds at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

A WNBA playoff participant in eight straight seasons and nine times since 2002, the Indiana Fever became the champion of women's basketball after defeating the Minnesota Lynx for the 2012 WNBA Championship. The Fever is the only team in WNBA history to record seven 20-win seasons during an 8-year span, a current streak that dates to 2005. During that time, that Fever has reached at least the Eastern Conference Finals five times while appearing in the WNBA Finals in 2009 and 2012. For 2013 season ticket information, visit FeverBasketball.com or call (317) 917-2500.

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