The Washington Mystics have issued an official statement regarding starting guard Tayler Hill, and the diagnosis isn’t good. Hill has encountered a torn right ACL and will now miss the rest of the 2017 season.
“Washington Mystics guard Tayler Hill will miss the remainder of the 2017 season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament she sustained in her right knee during the game against the Indiana Fever on July 14. The injury happened with 5:58 remaining in the third quarter,” the statement reads.
The 26-year-old guard has spent her entire five-year WNBA career in our nation’s capital, a tenure that originally began back in 2013. After serving as a role player for the first three seasons of her WNBA career, Hill has since become a key piece of the Mystics’ roster and starting five.
Serving as a starter for each of the last two seasons, Hill’s most recent go-round will end after 17 games and 16 starts. Over the course of 26.3 minutes per game in 2017, she averaged 13.8 points, 2.8 assists, an even two rebounds and 0.8 steals.
Last season, her best in the WNBA, Hill appeared in 32 games for the Mystics en route to making 32 starts. Over the course of a single-season career-high 29.3 minutes per outing, she averaged 15.4 points, 2.9 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals — all career-bests.
For her professional basketball career, Hill is currently averaging 9.9 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 0.8 steals across 21.3 minutes per game.