Breanna Stewart has a torn Achilles and is likely to miss the entire 2019 WNBA season — which sucks for too many reasons to count. The WNBA season will open this year without perhaps its best player on the court. Breanna Stewart, the reigning MVP and Seattle Storm superstar forward, suffered a torn Achilles while playing overseas this weekend. Let’s spare the hyperbole: This sucks. There’s a lot to unpack from this whole situation, not the least of which is the fact it’s not a bigger deal. Imagine if Patrick Mahomes or Steph Curry tore his ACL in the offseason while playing overseas, the world would stop on its axis. Of course, neither of those guys would be playing in the offseason in another professional league. Breanna Stewart was, which is a crux of the issue here. Stewart tore her Achilles while stepping on Brittney Griner’s foot in a game between Dynamo Kursk and UMMC Ekaterinburg in the Russian EuroLeague. Excuse me, what? Griner’s involvement here can’t be overstated enough. These are two of the biggest stars in American professional sports playing in an overseas league with a month before they have to report for work. Don’t buy the idea that this is for… Read full this story
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