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Women's Hoops

The latest news and analysis on college and pro women's basketball.

June 29, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Storm guard Sue Bird will not start against San Antonio

Storm guard Sue Bird will not start against San Antonio on Tuesday and doesn’t expect to play at all due to suffering from back spasm on Sunday. Storm reserve Svetlana Abrosimova, who scored a season-high 21 points in place of Bird in Sunday’s win at Tulsa, will start in her place on Tuesday.
Bird, 29, said the injury was first discovered while playing in Russia. She saw a back specialist on Monday and underwent a MRI, but results were inconclusive. Bird said she feels better than Sunday, when the point guard was basically immobile, but would be in a lot of pain if she did.
“It’s just one of those where you want to get better and look at the big picture in terms of the season,” Bird said. “If all goes well and I had to miss one game to feel great the rest of the year, I think that’s the decision you have to make. And it’s hard because I want to play and in some regards I’m able to play, but is would be painful.”
When told most on the Web via Twitter and even messages boards on the Times site, would rather Bird rest to prepare for the season, the six-time All-Star was touched. The Storm (13-2) has a 6.5 game lead over the Silver Stars for the Western Conference lead.
Seattle is so far ahead of the WNBA, no one can touch its record to even surpass coach Brian Agler to coach the Stars at the midsummer classic.
“I feel kind of better,” said Bird of people supporting her resting one night. “It actually does in some way.”
Bird is hopeful to return for Saturday’s game in Los Angeles and when the national team faces WNBA stars on July 10. Bird is likely to represent Team USA, but was the leading vote-getter among WNBA players. Swin Cash and Lauren Jackson were also assured starting positions at the game.

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