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Brittney Griner, the star of Phoenix Mercury, will be taking a break from two games to prioritize her mental health.

Publish – 31 july , 2023

Phoenix Mercury All-Star Brittney Griner has made the decision to step away from her team for a minimum of two games in order to prioritize her mental health, as confirmed by the WNBA team on Saturday.

During the upcoming road games against the Chicago Sky and Indiana Fever on Sunday and Tuesday respectively, Griner will not be traveling with the Mercury. The team is uncertain about her return to the lineup when they face the Atlanta Dream in Phoenix on Thursday.

In a statement released on Saturday, the team expressed their full support for Brittney and assured that they will collaborate on establishing a suitable timeline for her comeback.

Brittney Griner, the star of Phoenix Mercury, will be taking a break from two games to prioritize her mental health.
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Brittney Griner, the star of Phoenix Mercury, will be taking a break from two games to prioritize her mental health.

Throughout her first season back with the Mercury, Griner has been performing admirably, with an average of 18.2 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.0 assists. However, her journey to this point was marked by a challenging international ordeal, as she was wrongfully detained in Russia for almost ten months, causing significant impact on her mental well-being.

Recently, Griner participated in the WNBA All-Star Game, where she made her eighth All-Star appearance and impressively executed three dunks. The night revolved around her return and the WNBA subtly paid tribute with a “Welcome Back” shoutout on the jumbotron. The crowd showered her with applause during introductions, and she enjoyed the moment by sharing a snow cone with her teammates on the bench and watching performer Kehlani during halftime.

Despite Griner’s outstanding performance, the Mercury’s overall record has been disappointing this season, with a 6-17 standing as they enter Sunday’s game. This situation led to the dismissal of head coach Vanessa Nygaard in late June, with lead assistant coach Nikki Blue taking over as interim head coach for the remainder of the 2023 season.

 

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