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Shock rally past Dream, injuries

Nolan is latest in injury-plagued Dream-Shock series

Originally Published: September 16, 2009
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

Talked to a former WNBA player earlier this week about the injury factor in the league. She told me that three-plus months of WNBA play take more of a toll on players' bodies than a whole year overseas would.

"Right now," she said, "even the 'healthy' players are sore. Everyone's body is aching."

Which is not to disparage how the game is played in foreign leagues, but rather to point out just how grueling it is in the WNBA. Having a game about every three days, the travel and the ...

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