Connecticut Sun without Jasmine Thomas

As reported today, the Connecticut Sun will lose guard Jasmine Thomas for the rest of the 2022 season. Jasmine Thomas tore her ACL during Sunday’s game against the Indiana Fever. During her twelve-year career, J. Thomas has only missed seven games. Connecticut is certainly losing an asset. J. Thomas is a team captain and is known for her defensive presence. In 2020, Jonquel Jones did not play in the Wubble. In 2021 Alyssa Thomas missed 98% of the season and now they’re losing J. Thomas.

“Of course, I’m sad that I won’t be able to continue playing on the court with this special team,” Thomas said in the Sun’s news release. “Everyone has been supportive and uplifting, and I’m just preparing mentally and emotionally to attack my recovery. I will continue to be a vocal leader and support my team from the sidelines. They’re incredible and I’m excited about what they’re going to achieve.”

Jasmine Thomas

Who will step up?

Offensively, Connecticut has options in Courtney Williams and DiJonai Carrington and Natisha Hiedeman. In 2021 Hiedeman was the starting point guard while J. Thomas finished up her overseas commitments. Hiedeman held her own in those games and helped Connecticut to a winning start. Williams was a star for the Atlanta Dream, capturing seven double-doubles and averaging 16 points. Carrington really showcased her talents during her five-week with Athletes Unlimited.

Defensively all of their guards are going to have to step it up. So will Connecticut sign a veteran like Layshia Clarendon or Odyssey Sims to a hardship contract?

Watch the Sun play the Dallas Wings tonight at 7 pm ET. Then, check back weekly for Sun stories and follow along on our Instagram page. This is the 20th season for the Connecticut Sun, so expect great content!

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