Sky guard Epiphanny Prince, who was leading the WNBA in scoring before she broke her right foot June 16, says she plans to return when the team resumes play Aug. 17 after the Olympic break.
"I'm doing pretty well," Prince said Thursday during a team event at Joe's Sports Bar. "I started practicing with the team a couple of days ago. I started doing all of the drills. Basically now I am just trying to get into game shape."
"She has done a tremendous job with her rehabilitation," coach Pokey Chatman said. "It's just a matter of timing and conditioning. Our fans expect her to come back and put up those gaudy numbers, which I would welcome, but we all know it is going to take some time getting there."
Prince and her teammates gathered to watch the U.S. Olympic team, which includes Sky teammates Sylvia Fowles and Swin Cash, defeat Australia to advance to the gold-medal game. Fowles, who sat out three preliminary games, is averaging six points and three rebounds. Cash is averaging 3.3 points and didn't play Thursday.
"It was great to watch, good to see Syl and Swin," Prince said. "I wish they could have played more, but I know Syl is trying to rest because she has a foot injury. But I was proud of them."