Mercury's Taylor out 6-8 weeks after knee surgery
Phoenix Mercury forward Penny Taylor underwent arthroscopic surgery on her right knee on Thursday that will keep her out of action for six to eight weeks.
The team said the surgery was successful. Taylor also missed all of the 2012 season with an injury to her left knee; this operation was not related.
The last day of the 2013 WNBA regular season is September 15.
The 32-year-old Taylor had played in six games this season and was averaging 9.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 15 minutes per contest.
"Penny is one of the toughest competitors in our game, both physically and mentally," said Mercury president Amber Cox. "This current setback is minor in comparison to all she has already battled back from and overcome in the last two years. The combination of our great medical staff and Penny's work ethic gives me every confidence that she will be back in our lineup when we start our quest for a third title in mid-September."