Phoenix Mercury have announced that Charde Houston has undergone a surgery on her meniscus and will be out for 6-8 weeks.
Houston sustained the injury on July 10 in the first half of the Mercury’s matinee game vs. Los Angeles. She missed the next game, the team’s final game before the month-long hiatus. Further evaluation revealed the extent of the injury and need for surgery.
Brought to Phoenix from Minnesota during the offseason in a sign-and-trade deal, Houston is having a breakout season averaging a career-high 13.2 points per game compared to just 9.5 points per game over four seasons with the Lynx. The 6-0 forward, who has played more on the perimeter in Phoenix’s system, has been the Mercury’s most lethal shooting threat, connecting on a career-high 38.8 percent of her 3-point shots. In the five games before her injury, Houston was averaging 16.4 points on 15-of-35 (.429) 3-point shooting.