Fever’s NaLyssa Smith (stress fracture) out at least 2 weeks

Jul 12, 2023, 12:19 AM ET

Indiana Fever forward NaLyssa Smith will be sidelined for at least two weeks after suffering a stress fracture in her left foot, the team said Tuesday.

It was not clear when the 22-year-old sustained the injury. She put in a normal workload of 25 minutes on Sunday in Indiana’s most recent game, a loss to Dallas.

The second overall pick in the 2022 draft has started all 51 games she’s played in her WNBA career, including 19 games this year. Smith is averaging 15.6 points and 9.7 rebounds per game in her sophomore campaign, and has put up 14.3 points and 8.6 boards per game for her career.

The Fever will host the New York Liberty on Wednesday in their final game before the WNBA All-Star break. They have lost seven games in a row.

Indiana also said guard Lexie Hull — also a 2022 first-round pick — has a broken nose and will miss Wednesday’s game. Hull played 34 minutes against Dallas. She is averaging 5.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game this season in 19 games (17 starts).

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