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Napheesa Collier Injury Update, Who Replaced Napheesa Collier in The Game?

Napheesa Collier, key player for the Lynx, remains sidelined with left foot plantar fasciitis since July. The team adapts, focusing on her recovery for upcoming critical events, including the Olympics.

by S Samayanka

Updated Jul 10, 2024


Napheesa Collier Injury Update, Who Replaced Napheesa Collier in The Game?

Napheesa Collier Injury Update

Napheesa Collier, a star player for the Minnesota Lynx basketball team, hurt her foot and might not play in their next game against the Los Angeles Sparks. She's been out since early July due to plantar fasciitis in her left foot, a problem she's had since college.

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Despite her absence, the Lynx won their last game, thanks to other players stepping up. Her coach is being careful with her recovery, especially with important games coming up, like the Olympics.

Who Replaced Napheesa Collier in The Game?

In the game Napheesa Collier missed due to her foot injury, Courtney Williams and Bridget Carleton stepped up to fill her role for the Minnesota Lynx. Courtney Williams played a standout game, scoring 17 points and contributing seven assists, six rebounds, and two steals.

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Bridget Carleton also made a significant impact, especially in the second half, scoring 10 of her 13 points to help secure the team's victory. Their strong performances were crucial in overcoming Collier's absence and helping the Lynx break a two-game losing streak.

Napheesa Collier Husband

Napheesa Collier's husband is Alex Bazzell, who is a well-known trainer in the WNBA and NBA. He co-founded Through the Lens, a company that helps athletes build their brands. They met when Collier was in high school, and he later became her trainer at the University of Connecticut.

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They started dating during her junior year of college, got engaged in October 2019, and married in October 2022. They have a daughter named Mila Sarah Bazzell, born in May 2022. Bazzell is passionate about promoting women's basketball and aims to support and elevate women athletes, inspired by his friendship with Kobe Bryant and his legacy in sports.

Napheesa Collier Stats

34 34 33.3 13.1 1.8 4.8 6.6 2.6 1.9 0.9 1.9 4.9-10.0 49.0 0.9-2.4 36.1 2.4-3.0 79.2 2.9
22 22 34.2 16.1 2.8 6.3 9.0 3.3 1.8 1.3 2.7 6.2-11.8 52.3 0.9-2.2 40.8 2.9-3.5 82.9 2.7
29 29 34.6 16.2 1.7 4.9 6.6 3.2 1.3 1.3 2.3 6.0-13.7 44.1 0.7-2.9 25.3 3.4-3.9 86.0 2.8
4 4 22.8 7.3 0.5 2.5 3.0 1.0 0.5 0.3 0.3 2.8-6.5 42.3 0.5-1.8 28.6 1.3-1.8 71.4 2.3
37 37 33.5 21.5 1.9 6.6 8.5 2.5 1.6 1.2 2.4 8.0-16.6 48.5 0.9-3.1 29.8 4.5-5.4 84.0 2.4
20 20 34.9 20.0 2.6 7.6 10.2 3.7 2.2 1.5 2.6 7.7-16.4 46.8 0.9-2.9 31.6 3.8-4.8 79.2 2.5
146 146 33.6 17.1 2.0 5.8 7.8 2.9 1.7 1.2 2.3 6.4-13.5 47.8 0.9-2.7 31.8 3.4-4.1 82.5 2.7

Who is Napheesa Collier?

Napheesa Collier is a professional basketball player from the United States. She plays for the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA and also competes for Fenerbahçe in the Euroleague Women. Collier started her career playing college basketball for the University of Connecticut Huskies.

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She was drafted by the Minnesota Lynx as the 6th overall pick in the 2019 WNBA draft. Collier is known for her skills in both scoring and rebounding. She won a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as part of the US Women's Basketball team.

Name Napheesa Collier
No. 24
Team Minnesota Lynx
Position Power forward
League WNBA
Born September 23, 1996
Age 27 Years
Birthplace O'Fallon, Missouri, U.S.
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 179 lb

Napheesa Collier Career

Napheesa Collier had a great basketball journey. In college at UConn, she was a standout player, ranking high in scoring and rebounds. She won a national championship and earned awards as one of UConn's best players ever.

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In the WNBA with the Minnesota Lynx, she started strong, winning Rookie of the Year in 2019 and becoming an All-Star. She's known for her all-around skills, scoring points, grabbing rebounds, and playing tough defense.

Collier also played overseas and won championships in France and Turkey. She's a leader both on and off the court, co-founding a new women's basketball league called Unrivaled. She's won gold with Team USA at the Olympics and continues to excel in the WNBA, earning MVP honors and setting records.

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