Sabrina Ionescu gives us an injury update


Former Oregon Duck and now New York player Sabrina Ionescu is doing much better in her rehab after suffering an ankle injury that cost her all but three games of her rookie season.

Ionescu spoke with YES Network on Monday morning and said she is spending time in California with her family while she is working her way back to being on the court.

“Everything is going well. I’m just here in California enjoying time with my family," Ionescu said. "I’m just rehabbing and getting back into things."

Back in July, Ionescu appeared to roll her ankle over the foot of Atlanta Dream guard Betnijah Laney.

She was later carried by teammates off the court and directly to the locker room at IMG Academy in Bradenton (Fla.).

Ionescu did not return to the game, and it was later announced that she had suffered a Grade 3 ankle sprain and would leave the “wubble” to tend to the injury.

Thankfully, the injury did not require surgery.

For Ionescu, the tough part is being away from the game and teammates, but she knows that over time everything will go back to normal.

“Definitely not being there with my team and not being able to play is the hardest part," said Ionescu. “Of course staying patient with an injury and taking it day-by-day has been tough as well. But, I’ve just been blessed to have great people around me and start working out now, and kind of getting back into my norm."


No time table on when Ionescu will return to action and be healthy to play again, but not having to have surgery is a big plus for the New York Liberty and her potential return for the next year of her professional career.