Delle Donne to miss All-Star game with concussion

By Associated Press 12:27pm, July 26, 2013
Chicago Sky's Elena Delle Donne, right, drives to the basket against Connecticut Sun's Allison Hightower. (AP File Photo/Jessica Hill)
Elena Delle Donne will miss the WNBA All-Star game on Saturday because of a concussion.

The No. 2 pick in the draft was injured in the Chicago Sky's loss to Washington on Wednesday when she took a knee to the head while going for a loose ball.

Delle Donne is the first rookie to lead the All-Star voting.

The former University of Delaware star is averaging 18.2 points, third-best in the WNBA.

Delle Donne joins top draft pick Brittney Griner on the sideline for the league's showcase game this weekend at Mohegan Sun Arena. Griner is still recovering from a sprained left knee. She was replaced on the roster by Tina Thompson.

Had Delle Donne and Griner both played, it would have been the first time in league history that two rookies from the same class started an All-Star game.

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