UPDATE: The WNBA’s Breanna Stewart underwent surgery to repair her ruptured Achilles tendon on Thursday, according a post on her Twitter account.
Stewart confirms to fans that she “ruptured [her] right Achilles tendon” in the EuroLeague Final Four championship game.
She will likely miss the upcoming start of the WNBA season.
The former C-NS standout was playing for Dynamo Kursk in the EuroLeague championship game when she suffered an apparent right foot injury in the first half. Stewart went up for a jump shot and landed awkwardly holding the back of her right foot in pain.
Stewart finished last season as the leading scorer for the Seattle Storm at 21.8 points per game and was named WNBA MVP. She then led the Storm to its first WNBA Title defeating the Washington Mystics in three games.
The 2019 WNBA season begins on Thursday, May 9, with preseason games.
The Storm take on the Phoenix Mercury on May 25 to open the regular season.