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Lindsay Whalen Injury: Broken finger won't keep Lynx guard from playing

Lindsay Whalen of the Minnesota Lynx has been playing some great basketball, and given the fact that she's playing through a broken finger and a bruised wrist, it makes it all the more impressive. The broken finger came during the London Olympics, according to the Pioneer Press, and the bruised wrist is a new injury, suffered in Game 3 of Minnesota's series against Seattle in the Western Conference semifinals.

Whalen was slow to get up in the first quarter of her team's 73-72 victory Tuesday, and had to get X-rays during the game. The X-rays showed no broken bones in her left wrist (her non-shooting hand), and she came back to the court to gut out the win. Next, the Lynx will move on to the conference finals against Los Angeles, on Thursday night at Target Center.

According to the piece, Whalen has been showing signs of the injuries at practice, throwing one-handed passes and given her left hand time to rest here and there. Still, it's not something that's going to keep her out when the conference finals roll around. Whalen will play the best-of-three series from the start, and only rest if games are truly locked away, or if the injury worsens.

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