Las Vegas Aces forward Candace Parker is sidelined indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a fracture in her left foot
The Aces said Parker underwent the surgery on Monday and has been dealing with the fracture all season
The two-time MVP said on social media Monday night that the surgery was necessary.
"I've been playing on a fracture all season, tolerating the pain, but after consulting with doctors, the only option for me to be healthy again and avoid further injury was to elect for surgery," Parker said on Instagram. "I'll rehab and work my way towards being healthy as soon as possible."
Parker missed her sixth straight game when the Aces played the Chicago Sky -- one of her former teams -- on Tuesday night. Las Vegas won 107-95 to become the third team in league history to start a season 22-2, matching the 1998 Houston Comets and the 2010 Seattle Storm
Parker joined the Aces as a free agent in the offseason, giving the team a powerful starting five of A'ja Wilson, Jackie Young, Kelsey Plum, Chelsea Gray and Parker
The 37-year-old Parker is in her 16th WNBA season and has career averages of 16.0 points and 8.5 rebounds. She is averaging 9.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 18 games this season.
Parker is a seven-time All-Star who ranks ninth on the WNBA's all-time scoring list with 6,574 points and third in rebounds with 3,467.
Parker played her first 13 seasons with the Los Angeles Sparks before playing two seasons in her hometown of Chicago. The Sky won the 2021 title with Parker as one of the key contributors. Parker also was part of the Sparks' title-winning squad in 2016.
--Field Level Media