Two weeks after Dream star Angel McCoughtry announced her intent to play in the team’s final home game, “for all the Atlanta Dream fans to see me in that jersey before the 2019 season ends,” the team has ruled her unable to play.
In a statement Wednesday, the Dream said t
The All-Star forward suffered a knee injury late last season that has sidelined her this season. The Dream (7-25) are having their worst season since their inaugural season of 2008 (four wins).
“I am a competitor and I truly miss the game — I attempted to return this season but unfortunately I have not yet been cleared, and have been advised not to jeopardize any remaining years I have left to play professional basketball” McCoughtry said in a statement.
McCougtry posted to her Instragram a video of a light work session before the Dream’s loss to Los Angeles on Tuesday.
McCoughtry, who is a free agent after this season, has ruled out retirement. She will be in uniform for Sunday’s season finale against the New York Liberty at State Farm Arena.
The team said it will honor McCoughtry at the game.
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