Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Tribe's Star Basketball Player Will Not Play This Season

Feather News

The tribe's basketball team, the Connecticut Sun, will not see its star player Nykesha Sales take the court this year. Sales announced today that she will sit out the 2008 WNBA season due to health reasons.

The Connecticut Sun has already made major changes to its roster this year and the announcement of Sales' absence this coming season is a setback to the team.

Connecticut Sun coach Mike Thibault said, “She has been one of the cornerstones of this franchise. … I understand and respect her desire to make taking care of her health and injuries a priority. I hope that this time off from the game will allow her to re-vitalize and re-energize herself for the future.”