Monday, September 14, 2009
According to two posters on the Atlanta Dream Message Board, Lehning suffered a Type IV shoulder separation. There are six types of shoulder separation; this type has a displacement of the clavicle behind the acromioclavicular joint for those of you taking notes and in Lehning's case it involves ligament damage. She'll have surgery on Tuesday, followed by 4 to 5 months of rehab. (The types are not ordered in ascending severity; they merely describe six categories of injury.) Without having direct knowledge, I suspect that the surgery will be arthroscopic surgery.
Forget the playoffs. Hopefully, the rehab won't interfere with her studies at Kansas State where she finishes her degree. We'll have Lehning back next season.
The argument all season from a vocal segment of Dream fans is that Ivory Latta is the better point guard. Well, if there's any time to prove that assertion, it's now, because the playoffs start in Detroit on Wednesday.