Mercury’s Shey Peddy out for season with ruptured Achilles

August 19, 2022 GMT
Connecticut Sun guard Natisha Hiedeman, left, and Phoenix Mercury guard Shay Peddy (11) reach for the ball during a WNBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sarah Gordon/The Day via AP)
Connecticut Sun guard Natisha Hiedeman, left, and Phoenix Mercury guard Shay Peddy (11) reach for the ball during a WNBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sarah Gordon/The Day via AP)
Connecticut Sun guard Natisha Hiedeman, left, and Phoenix Mercury guard Shay Peddy (11) reach for the ball during a WNBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sarah Gordon/The Day via AP)
Connecticut Sun guard Natisha Hiedeman, left, and Phoenix Mercury guard Shay Peddy (11) reach for the ball during a WNBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sarah Gordon/The Day via AP)
Connecticut Sun guard Natisha Hiedeman, left, and Phoenix Mercury guard Shay Peddy (11) reach for the ball during a WNBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sarah Gordon/The Day via AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shey Peddy is out for the season with a ruptured right Achilles tendon, leaving the Phoenix Mercury even more short-handed in their WNBA playoff series against the Las Vegas Aces.

Peedy went down in the third quarter of Game 1 on Wednesday night with a non-contact injury and did not return. The Aces won 79-63 and can close out the three-game series at home Saturday.

The Mercury made the playoffs for a 10th straight season despite playing without center Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia on drug charges since February.

Phoenix also has played the past six games without Diana Taurasi due to a quadriceps strain and leading scorer Skylar Diggins-Smith has missed five straight games due to person reasons.

Peddy averaged 9.9 points and 3.4 assists this season.

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