Mercury’s Cappie Pondexter undergoes eye surgery

Associated Press

The Phoenix Mercury say All-Star guard Cappie

Pondexter underwent successful surgery on her right eye, which she injured in

last week’s WNBA championship game against the Indiana Fever.

Officials with the WNBA champions say the procedure was

done to prevent retinal detachment. It was deemed necessary after a

collision in Friday night’s decisive Game 5.

Pondexter scored 24 points, helping Phoenix win its second title in three years.

Mercury officials say Pondexter will return to her

hometown of Chicago to recover before heading

overseas where she’ll play for Russia‘s

UMMC Ekaterinburg team in the offseason.