Breanna Steward is a basketball star all across the globe. That was the very reason she went to China for her first season of Chinese basketball league. But it seems the trip is cut short as she will soon be returning to the United States from China to rehab her knee.
WNBA Rookie of the year, Breanna Steward is returning to China to rehab a sprained posterior cruciate ligament in her right knee. The Seattle Storm star who was picked first in 2016 WNBA draft injured her knee last week while playing for Shanghai in the Chinese basketball league (CBL).
Moreover, She won't require surgery and is flying back Friday to the United States to strengthen the knee.
ROY @bre_stewart30 has a sprained PCL in her right knee. She said:"It's nothing major, no surgery necessary," she's going to rehab in US— Doug Feinberg (@DougFeinberg) January 16, 2017
Stewart told The Associated Press on 15th January 2017:
“It’s fine. It’s nothing major, but it’s still an issue I guess “It’s perfect timing at least. You don’t ever want to get injured. I had an MRI and it showed the PCL injury. The plan right now is to go back to the U.S. and do rehab and then come back for the playoffs.
Moreover, she added:
"I haven't had any break. Maybe it's a sign my body's saying I'm a little tired. So now a break is coming. It was supposed to be coming after the China playoffs finished."
Her Chinese team, Shanghai finished second in league round, and the league's playoffs begin in early February. Steward’s team is on break until the playoffs.
The three-time Associated Press Women's College Basketball Player of the Year, Steward headed to China soon after the Seattle Storm were eliminated from the playoffs.
Before her knee injury that happened on Jan. 7, 2017, Stewart was enjoying her first season in China both on and off the basketball court. She was averaging 31.4 points with 10.1 rebounds per game. Moreover, she has also been filming a web-based reality series which will debut on her Facebook page this week.#American professional basketball player #WNBA