Phoenix Mercury forward Candice Dupree undergoes successful knee surgery, out 6 to 8 weeks

Phoenix Mercury forward Candice Dupree underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on her left knee Tuesday. Her rehabilitation begins immediately. She is expected to take 6 to 8 weeks to recover.

The seventh-year veteran is the team’s second-leading scorer at 14.8 points per game. She injured her knee on June 17 in the first quarter of a game against the Tulsa Shock.

Dupree missed nine of the Mercury’s last 10 games due to the injury after missing just one game in the first six years of her career. According to the team, her missed game on June 20 snapped a streak of 151 consecutive starts, the ninth longest streak in WNBA history. The streak included 77 straight for the Mercury, the fifth-longest streak in franchise history.

Phoenix returns from the Olympic break on Thursday, August 16. They go on the road to face the Seattle Storm at KeyArena.

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