Chiney Ogwumike sits again with tooth issue

Chiney Ogwumike sits again with tooth issue

Published Aug. 8, 2014 8:13 p.m. ET

NEW YORK (AP) Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike missed her second straight game while recovering from an abscessed tooth.

The No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft this past April wasn't feeling well Monday night when her team returned from a road trip. By midnight the right side of her face had swelled up so badly she could barely talk or eat.

Ogwumike said she was on the phone with her mom every hour Monday night and had never felt such pain before.

''I looked like I was a member of Alvin and the Chipmunks,'' Ogwumike said Friday night before her team faced the New York Liberty. ''The dentist said that it stemmed from a cavity I had filled when I was younger and all the repeated hits to the face I've taken jarred it.''