Shock guard Crossley hospitalized
BY LYNN JACOBSEN World Sports Writer
Monday, June 21, 2010
Tulsa Shock guard Shanna Crossley has been hospitalized with a staph infection, Shock coach Nolan Richardson told the Tulsa World on Monday.
The fourth-year WNBA veteran was hospitalized Sunday night and has received antibiotic treatment for the infection.
Richardson spoke with doctors involved in Crossley’s recovery and said the 5-foot-10 guard could be released as early as Tuesday.
“She will likely be out 8-10 days,” Richardson said. “There’s a possibility that she could come back a little sooner but to be safe, I’d say 8-10 days.”
That means Crossley will miss the Shock’s 11 a.m. game in Atlanta on Wednesday as well as home games with the New York Liberty on Friday and Seattle on Sunday.
A starter for Tulsa, Crossley has scored in double figures in six of the Shock’s 11 games. She scored a season-high 20 points in a 95-70 loss at Chicago on June 5.
“Her spirits are good,” Richardson said. “Her husband, Andrew, is here with her. She’s happy from the standpoint that it’s not as bad as it could have been. To me, it’s a matter of time for her to heal.”