Dream forward Sancho Lyttle is expected to miss the rest of the 2016 regular season, the team announced on Sunday. Lyttle experienced a break in the fifth metatarsal in her right foot in Atlanta’s loss to the Indiana Fever on Friday.
Lyttle was a mainstay for the Dream’s defense in 2016. She was the WNBA’s leader in steals per game (2.2) this season and was fifth in rebounding per game (8.5). She played in 17 games for the Dream in her ninth season in the WNBA and averaged 7.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per contest.
Atlanta has already gotten a taste of playing without Lyttle in 2016. She missed four games starting with June 10’s matchup with Minnesota in order to help Spain qualify for the Summer Olympics. The Dream posted a 2-2 record while Lyttle successfully helped the team land a spot in the games in Rio de Janeiro.
Lyttle has played for the Dream since 2009 after playing four seasons with the Houston Comets.