Number 2 Pick has a Season-ending ACL Injury

Brink Non-Contact Injury

Cameron Brink’s ACL injury, sustained during a game against the Connecticut Sun, is a significant setback for her professional and international basketball aspirations. As the 2nd overall pick in the 2024 WNBA draft, Brink was expected to impact the league, showcasing her skills. Her team will miss her contribution in the paint, as she averaged 7.5 rebounds per game and 2.3 blocks.

Cameron Brink: Reaction to ACL Injury

The recovery from an ACL tear will not be easy. Brink will have to go through surgery, rehabilitation, and a slow return to play, which typically takes 6 to 12 months. This will put her Olympic participation in serious doubt, as the rehabilitation process cannot be rushed, in order to avoid reinjuring her ACL. Being one of the top global sporting events, the Olympics would have been a significant platform for Brink to continue her growth against other professional players worldwide.

Cameron Brink in her Los Angeles uniform on the sidelines with recent acl injury

Brink is one of the few rookies who have helped grow the WNBA. “I’m not defined by basketball, but I love it deeply and will work hard every day to get back. It’s not a goodbye. It’s a see you later,” said Brink in a social media post. There have been several athletes, including A’ja Wilson, Breanna Stewart, Coco Gauff, and many others who have showed their concern by commenting on Brink’s post.

Overall, Cameron Brink’s ACL injury is a significant blow to her rookie season. Despite this setback, Brink is not discouraged as she looks to return stronger next season. Fans and players hope for her full and speedy recovery, allowing her to return to the court and continue her pursuit of a promising career. 

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