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Bria Hartley Begins Therapy on Knee

September 22, 2020 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Phoenix Mercury News Release

PHOENIX - Mercury guard Bria Hartley underwent successful knee surgery last Friday, Sept. 18, in Minneapolis. Hartley's injury, sustained on Aug. 28 in the Mercury's game against Washington, required a right ACL reconstruction.

Hartley's post-op therapy has already begun and the Mercury look forward to a full recovery for the 2021 season.

At the time of her injury, Hartley was the leading candidate for both WNBA Most Improved Player and Sixth Woman of the Year. In her first year with the club (seventh in the WNBA) after signing as an unrestricted free agent, Hartley was averaging a career-high 14.6 points, nearly five points higher than her previous best (9.8, 2019), a career-high 4.5 assists, a career-high 1.2 steals, and shooting career highs from the field (42.0), three-point range (38.5) and free-throw line (80.5). Hartley joined the Mercury with two career 20-point efforts in 175 regular season games and none in the last five seasons, and then dropped 20 or more four times in 13 games with Phoenix this season.

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