Database:

Injury claims by professional women basketball players

Since league play star­ted in 1997 nearly 90 play­ers from the WN­BA have filed work­ers’ com­pens­a­tion claims in Cali­for­nia al­leging acute in­jur­ies, such as broken bones, as well as cu­mu­lat­ive in­jur­ies in­curred over time.

The sort­able table be­low can be searched by play­er or team name. Spe­cif­ic claim in­form­a­tion can be found in the De­tail column.

Names may ap­pear more than once be­cause play­ers of­ten make mul­tiple claims.

Claims data for oth­er pro­fes­sion­al sports leagues: NFL | MLB | NBA | NHL | MLS

Claims:
Published:
Sept. 25, 2013
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First name Last name Position Injury date Cumulative injury* Head injury Application date Detail Employers
Monique Ambers F Jan. 1, 2001 – Jul. 1, 2004   Sep. 29, 2010 Sacramento Monarchs
Chantelle Anderson C Jan. 1, 2003 – Jul. 1, 2008 May 3, 2010 San Antonio Silver Stars,Sacramento Monarchs
Marlies Askamp C Feb. 1, 1997 – Oct. 15, 2002   Nov. 15, 2012 Phoenix Mercury,Los Angeles Sparks
Tully Bevilaqua G Mar. 3, 2005 – Sep. 1, 2012 Nov. 15, 2012 San Antonio Silver Stars
Debbie Black G Jan. 1, 1996 – Nov. 15, 2004   Oct. 19, 2011 Utah Starzz,Connecticut Sun
Octavia Blue F May 1, 1998 – May 10, 2005 Aug. 23, 2012 Houston Comets
Ruthie Bolton G Jan. 1, 1991 – Jul. 1, 2004   May 9, 2011 Sacramento Monarchs
Carla Boyd F Apr. 1, 1998 – Aug. 15, 2001 Sep. 19, 2012 Detroit Shock
Sandy Brondello G Jan. 1, 1986 – Oct. 1, 2003   Feb. 21, 2012 Seattle Storm
Cindy Brown F-C Jan. 1, 1998 – Sep. 30, 1999 May 17, 2011 San Antonio Silver Stars,Detroit Shock
Coretta Brown G May 1, 2003 – May 11, 2006 Aug. 15, 2012 Indiana Fever
Edwina Brown G-F Apr. 25, 2000 – Jul. 6, 2004 Sep. 13, 2012 Phoenix Mercury
Kiesha Brown G Jan. 1, 2002 – Aug. 1, 2010   Nov. 2, 2012 Tulsa Shock
Rushia Brown F May 20, 1997 – Aug. 30, 2003 Oct. 6, 2011 Cleveland Rockers,Women's National Basketball Association,Charlotte Sting
Linda Burgess F May 15, 2001     Mar. 1, 2002 Sacramento Monarchs
Linda Burgess F Jun. 15, 1999 – May 15, 2001   Feb. 25, 2002 Sacramento Monarchs
Alisa Burras C Dec. 15, 1999 – Aug. 26, 2003 Sep. 13, 2012 Seattle Storm
Latasha Byears G-F Jan. 1, 2001 – Jul. 1, 2008   Oct. 11, 2010 Washington Mystics,Los Angeles Sparks
Edna Campbell G Jan. 1, 2001 – Jul. 1, 2005 Dec. 23, 2009 San Antonio Silver Stars
Dominique Canty G-F Feb. 1, 1999 – Jun. 6, 2012   Nov. 20, 2012 Chicago Sky
Kayte Christensen F Jan. 1, 2002 – Jul. 1, 2008 Mar. 15, 2010 Chicago Sky,Houston Comets
Michelle Cleary G Jan. 1, 1991 – Oct. 1, 2001 Mar. 12, 2012 Phoenix Mercury
Sylvia Crawley F-C May 1, 2000 – Apr. 23, 2004 Sep. 19, 2012 San Antonio Silver Stars,Portland Fire
Edniesha Curry G Jul. 19, 2005 – Apr. 26, 2007 Sep. 27, 2012 Los Angeles Sparks
Grace Daley G Apr. 25, 2000 – Aug. 20, 2002 Apr. 26, 2013 Houston Comets
Tara Davis Feb. 1, 1996 – Oct. 1, 1999   Nov. 14, 2012 Washington Mystics
Tamecka Dixon G Jan. 1, 1997 – Sep. 30, 2009   Aug. 31, 2011 Indiana Fever
Simone Edwards C Apr. 15, 2000 – May 20, 2006 Oct. 17, 2012 Seattle Storm
Teresa Edwards G-F Jan. 1, 1996 – Sep. 30, 2004   Feb. 14, 2012 Minnesota Lynx
Trish Fallon G-F May 4, 1999 – Aug. 15, 2001 Feb. 7, 2013 Phoenix Mercury
Barbara Farris C-F Jun. 1, 2000 – Oct. 15, 2009   Dec. 6, 2011 New York Liberty,Detroit Shock,Sacramento Monarchs
La'keshia Frett Meredith F Jan. 1, 1999 – Sep. 30, 2005   Aug. 24, 2011 New York Liberty
Candace Futrell G Feb. 1, 2004 – Jul. 30, 2004   Jan. 29, 2013 Connecticut Sun
Jennifer Gillom F-C Jan. 1, 1990 – Sep. 30, 2003   Aug. 11, 2011 Los Angeles Sparks
Adrienne Goodson F Jan. 1, 1996 – Oct. 31, 2005   Sep. 26, 2011 Charlotte Sting,San Antonio Silver Stars,Utah Starzz,Houston Comets
Shaunzinski Gortman G Mar. 1, 2003 – Oct. 1, 2007   Apr. 9, 2013 Seattle Storm
Margo Graham C Jan. 1, 1999 – Dec. 31, 1999 Feb. 23, 2011 Washington Mystics
Vedrana Grgin-Fonseca F Feb. 1, 1994 – Sep. 1, 2002 Dec. 26, 2012 Los Angeles Sparks
Yo Yo Griffith C-F Apr. 1, 1997 – Oct. 1, 2008 Sep. 20, 2010 Seattle Storm,Sacramento Monarchs
Kym Hampton F Jan. 1, 1997 – Jul. 1, 1999   Mar. 7, 2011 New York Liberty
Fran Harris G Jan. 1, 1997 – Jul. 1, 1998   Nov. 3, 2010 Utah Starzz,Houston Comets
Tracy Henderson Edwards C Jan. 1, 1997 – Oct. 15, 2004   Oct. 12, 2011 Cleveland Rockers,Atlanta Glory
Korie Hlede G Jan. 1, 1998 – Sep. 30, 2003   Aug. 8, 2011 San Antonio Silver Stars,New York Liberty
Kym Hope C Apr. 15, 1999 – Aug. 15, 2000 Aug. 30, 2012 Utah Starzz
Deanna Jackson F Feb. 1, 2002 – Sep. 15, 2007 Sep. 5, 2012 Cleveland Rockers,Chicago Sky,Indiana Fever
Adrienne Johnson G Aug. 1, 1997 – Jan. 7, 2004   Feb. 2, 2010 Connecticut Sun
Shannon Johnson G Feb. 1, 1999 – Oct. 1, 2009 Apr. 24, 2012 Seattle Storm
Tiffani Johnson C Jan. 1, 1998 – Jul. 1, 2007   Jan. 18, 2011 Los Angeles Sparks,Seattle Storm,Houston Comets
Betty Lennox G Jun. 28, 2010     Jan. 31, 2011 Los Angeles Sparks
Tynesha Lewis G Jun. 1, 2001 – Aug. 13, 2006 Apr. 23, 2012 Minnesota Lynx
Nancy Lieberman G Mar. 1, 1980 – Sep. 28, 2000   Jan. 17, 2012 Detroit Shock,Phoenix Mercury
Mwadi Mabika G-F Apr. 15, 1997 – Sep. 15, 2008 Aug. 30, 2012 Los Angeles Sparks
Rhonda Mapp C May 1, 1997 – Sep. 1, 2003 Sep. 15, 2010 Charlotte Sting
Maylana Martin Douglas F Aug. 13, 2000 – Aug. 13, 2001   Mar. 23, 2010 Minnesota Lynx
Anita Maxwell F Jan. 1, 1997 – Jul. 1, 1999   Jan. 12, 2011 Cleveland Rockers
Brandi Mccain G Feb. 1, 2002 – Jul. 1, 2006 Dec. 11, 2012 Los Angeles Sparks
Nicky Mccrimmon G Jan. 1, 1997 – Sep. 30, 2005   Aug. 1, 2011 Los Angeles Sparks,Atlanta Glory,Houston Comets
Carla Mcghee F-C Jan. 1, 1990 – Sep. 30, 2003   Aug. 30, 2011 Connecticut Sun
Tausha Mills C May 1, 2000 – Oct. 15, 2007   Feb. 19, 2013 Detrpoit Shock Cka Tulsa Shock
Delisha Milton-Jones F Feb. 22, 2004     Oct. 20, 2009 Los Angeles Sparks
Jacqueline Moore C Apr. 15, 2001 – Apr. 30, 2003 Dec. 3, 2012 Indiana Fever
Yolanda Moore F Apr. 15, 1997 – Aug. 22, 1999 Oct. 4, 2012 Houston Comets
Chelsea Newton G Jan. 1, 2005 – Jul. 1, 2009   Nov. 3, 2010 Chicago Sky
Wendy Palmer F Feb. 1, 1997 – Sep. 15, 2007 Aug. 20, 2012 Connecticut Sun,Detroit Shock,Utah Starzz,Seattle Storm
Ticha Penicheiro G Feb. 1, 1998 – Sep. 1, 2012   Nov. 16, 2012 Chicago Sky
Jamie Redd F Jan. 1, 1999 – Sep. 30, 2003   Aug. 23, 2011 Washington Mystics
Tracy Reid F May 1, 1998 – May 27, 2003 Dec. 20, 2010 Phoenix Suns,Charlotte Sting,Miami Heat
Nyree Roberts C Mar. 5, 2007 – Apr. 30, 2007 Aug. 15, 2012 Los Angeles Sparks
Crystal Robinson F-G Jan. 1, 1999 – Jul. 1, 2006 Nov. 12, 2008 Washington Mystics
Sheri Sam F-G Oct. 1, 1996 – Jun. 1, 2009   Aug. 20, 2012 Detroit Shock,Minnesota Lynx,Seattle Storm,Charlotte Sting,Indiana Fever
Charisse Sampson G Jan. 1, 1997 – Jul. 1, 2009   Jan. 12, 2011 Seattle Storm
Charisse Sampson G Jul. 29, 2000     May 22, 2003 Seattle Storm
Jaynetta Saunders F May 27, 2001 – May 4, 2005 Aug. 2, 2012 Los Angeles Sparks
Olympia Scott C Jan. 1, 1998 – Sep. 30, 2009   Aug. 24, 2011 Los Angeles Sparks
Charlotte Smith F Apr. 4, 1999 – Dec. 16, 2006 Dec. 3, 2012 Washington Mystics,Indiana Fever,Charlotte Sting
Rachael Sporn F Apr. 28, 1998 – Apr. 26, 2002 Sep. 6, 2012 Detroit Shock
Trisha Stafford-Odom F Jun. 1, 2001 – Aug. 13, 2002   May 2, 2012 Houston Comets
Rehema Stephens G Jan. 1, 1993 – Sep. 30, 1999   Aug. 8, 2011 Sacramento Monarchs,Los Angeles Sparks
Valerie Still F-C Feb. 1, 1996 – Sep. 1, 1999 Aug. 3, 2012 Washington Mystics
Shanele Stires F May 1, 2000 – Nov. 1, 2002   Apr. 23, 2012 Minnesota Lynx
Tora Suber G May 30, 1997 – May 15, 2001 May 9, 2012 Charlotte Sting
Sheryl Swoopes F-G Feb. 1, 1997 – Sep. 1, 2011   Jul. 30, 2012 Tulsa Shock Cka Detroit Shock
Alicia Thompson F Jan. 1, 1998 – Sep. 30, 2007   Sep. 27, 2011 Seattle Storm
Alexandra Van Embricqs F Apr. 1, 2002 – Jul. 1, 2002   Jan. 11, 2013 Los Angeles Sparks
Ayana Walker F Apr. 19, 2002 – May 1, 2007 Jul. 26, 2012 Los Angeles Sparks
Val Whiting C-F Jan. 1, 1997 – Sep. 30, 2002   Sep. 13, 2011 Detroit Shock,Minnesota Lynx
Natalie Williams F-C Jan. 1, 1996 – Dec. 31, 2005   Sep. 7, 2011 Utah Starzz,Indiana Fever
Lisa Willis G Apr. 5, 2006 – May 13, 2010 Jan. 4, 2013 Los Angeles Sparks,New York Liberty,Sacramento Monarchs
Sophia Witherspoon G May 1, 1997 – Sep. 30, 2003 Sep. 25, 2012 Los Angeles Sparks
Lynette Woodard G Jan. 1, 1985 – Oct. 1, 1998 Jul. 5, 2012 Detrpoit Shock Cka Tulsa Shock

Sources: California Division of Workers’ Compensation, Times research

Credits: Ken Bensinger, Armand Emamdjomeh, Maloy Moore, Sandra Poindexter

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