Ionescu, the No. 1 pick in this year’s WNBA Draft, suffered the injury on July 31, just three games into her professional career. She was dribbling up the court when she stepped on a defender’s foot, rolling her ankle and falling to the floor. She was coming off a 33-point performance in her second career game, and had 10 points in the second quarter when she got hurt hurt
At the time, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that the University of Oregon product was diagnosed with a Grade 3 ankle sprain, which was initially expected to keep her out of action for a month.
The Liberty have struggled without Ionescu since her injury and are 1-11 this season, with 10 games remaining in the WNBA bubble in Bradenton, Fla. She continues to rehab outside the bubble and the team has said she has “received a positive prognosis for a full recovery”, but there is currently no timetable for her return.