• October 21, 2021

Seattle Storm point guard Sue Bird undergoes successful surgery on left knee

Sue Bird 2019 Headshot

The Seattle Storm announced that point guard Sue Bird underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on her left knee

Dr. Michael Joyce performed the surgery at the St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut. Once cleared to travel, Bird will complete her rehabilitation in Seattle and will remain an active presence in the Storm’s locker room. No timetable for her return will be provided at this time.

The team announced May 21 that the veteran guard would be out indefinitely due to surgery to remove a loose body in her left knee.

Last season, Bird played in her  11th WNBA All-Star Game and averaged a career-high 7.1 assists per game.She also became the WNBA’s all-time leader in games played (508).

“I’m super disappointed to have to miss time with the team this season. There’s nothing I want more than to be on court with my teammates defending our title,” said Bird. “I’ve been down this road before, so now I just have to focus on getting better so I can continue to represent the Storm, the city of Seattle and the ‘Storm Crazies’ in the future.”

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