Seattle Storm coach Brian Agler said after the team's 82-77 win against the Tulsa Shock tonight that injured center Lauren Jackson will have a MRI on her left hip after suffering an injury that forced her to sit out most of the second quarter and all of the second half.
"We're going to get an MRI as soon as we get back tomorrow, and they told us she wasn't going to come back in," Agler told media after the game, pausing before continuing. "I hate to say anything. I mean they're telling me what it is, what they think it is, but they won't know until they get a picture of it."
Starting the second half without Jackson, the Storm rallied from down six points and played one of the best quarters of their young season to outscore the Tulsa Shock 30-13 and withstood a late run by the Shock to emerge with the win. It's a scenario the team has dealt with before and Agler suggested that it might have even inspired a team that entered this game lacking something after a bad loss to the Los Angeles Sparks.
"There's no question I'm really proud of how we played," Agler said. "When you get a team that's in the duldrums like we were sometimes it takes something drastic to get them out of it. It might be a big play, it might be getting beat badly like we had one time, it may be, unfortunately like this, someone out and they have to sort of circle the wagons and come together."