One of the faces and cornerstone players of the WNBA, Candace Parker, is set to make her return to the court Tuesday night against the Washington Mystics.
Parker was forced to the sideline after she injured her left hamstring in a May 11 preseason game against the Phoenix Mercury. Missing the second preseason game, Parker’s timeline to return was listed at three to five weeks, knocking her out of the first seven games of the season .
Parker’s return comes at a good time, as the Sparks hold a 4-3 record through their first seven games, although they are tied for the top spot in the Western Conference with the Las Vegas Aces. In Tuesday’s matchup, Parker will be tasked with facing former league MVP Elena Della Donne, a tough first assignment for sure.
Although Parker is known for her scoring, she will also help in the rebounding department as the Sparks currently sit 7th in total rebounding. Her career 8.9 RPG would already be second on the team.
With a lineup that features four players averaging around 15 PPG or more, Parker’s return should put a stop to any worries Sparks fans may have had about their team going forward. Los Angeles basketball is in good hands.