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Mercury lose their starting guard for the upcoming WNBA playoff game

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The Phoenix Mercury, who are attempting to go farther in the WNBA playoffs, will be using their fourth starting point guard.

Prior to Saturday’s crucial Game 2 against the Las Vegas Aces, the team has ruled out veteran guard Shey Peddy, according to ESPN. After suffering a non-contact injury in the third quarter while attempting to rush forward, Peddy was forced to leave Game 1, which the Aces won 79-63.

Peddy had to be carried out, and the extent of the injury is still unknown.

Shey Peddy of the Mercury was helped off the court after suffering a non-contact injury on this play. pic.twitter.com/7vorxsHDbl — ESPN, August 18, 2022 (@espn)

The injury is a significant setback for the Mercury, but they have certainly become accustomed to hearing that lately.

Perennial All-Star Brittney Griner’s misfortune is known to everyone. Future Hall of Famer Diana Taurasi has also been lost to the squad due to a quad injury, while fellow All-Star Skylar Diggins-Smith is out for the series due to a personal issue and Kia Nurse is still sidelined after her ACL injury from last season. Before she departed the club due to a contract divorce, the team also had Tina Charles.

Peddy stood out for Phoenix on defense and averaged 9.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game this season, all career highs.

This season, we have lost three point guards, according to head coach Vanessa Nygaard, who stated on Friday. Shey is one of our greatest defensive players; she has guarded many of the most difficult matchups as a genuine lockdown defender for us. Her 3-pointers were also very important for us on the offensive side. As a result, we will ask more of others and ask them to step up and fill the void as they have done throughout the year. Shey will remain with us and continue to deliver that smile.

Game 2 will air on ESPN on Saturday at 9 p.m.