Candace Parker dislocates shoulder in Sparks’ win over Lynx – LA Times


By Melissa Rohlin
Los Angeles Times

The Sparks won Sunday, but they also may have suffered a loss.

Candace Parker, the 2008 WNBA rookie of the year and most valuable player, was taken to a hospital after she aggravated a left shoulder injury while grabbing a defensive rebound with 2 minutes 55 seconds left in the second quarter. After suffering the injury, Parker went directly from the court to the locker room.

After the game, Sparks Coach Jennifer Gillom said she was not sure how badly Parker was injured or how long she will be out.

Later, Sparks co-owner Kathy Goodman reported in The Times’ Fabulous Forum blog that Parker had “dislocated her shoulder