Overall Pick Sabrina Ionescu's Devastating Ankle Injury (TWEET)

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According to NBA TV, Ionescu sprained her ankle and underwent X-rays.

Sabrina Ionescu had to be helped off the floor after rolling her left ankle in the second quarter of Friday night's game against the Dream. For now Ionescu will work to decrease swelling and increased range of motion over the next few days.

NY announced on Twitter that Ionescu left the game with an ankle sprain but didn't offer any other details on her status.

She only had 12 points in her debut against the Seattle Storm, but bounced back by dropping 33 points in a loss to Dallas Wings. She was named the conference's most outstanding player of the tournament and of the regular season.

NY is short-handed at guard already with Kia Nurse sidelined with a sprained left ankle she suffered in the team's opener.

The Liberty selected Ionescu, 22, as the No. 1 overall pick in this year's WNBA draft in April, and it didn't take long for her to show her prowess in the league. "See if we can get Kia right".

She was sent to a hospital in the Bradenton, Florida, area. She played every game after that en route to shattering the NCAA career triple-double mark (for both men and women) with 26 and became the first player in college history to have 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists.

Laney's 3-pointer with two minutes left in the third quarter gave Atlanta a 14-point - their biggest of the game - but NY (0-3) chipped away, trimming its deficit to 73-71 when Layshia Clarendon made a short jumper with 2:45 to play.



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