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Fever star Katie Douglas recovers from ankle surgery

After being injured just moments into the Eastern Conference Finals at Connecticut last season, Indiana Fever star Katie Douglas is recovering from ankle surgery. The procedure was performed over the holiday break. A bone chip was removed and she had a torn tendon that needed to be repaired.

Her rehabilitation is expected to take place over the next six to eight weeks. After that, she is expected to be ready for the 2013 WNBA season.

With Douglas on the sidelines after her injury, the Fever beat Connecticut 87-71 to advance to the WNBA Finals, where it bested the defending champion Minnesota Lynx twice in front of a pair of sellout crowds at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. This was the Fever’s first WNBA Championship, and it came after making it to the WNBA playoffs for 8 seasons in a row.

Douglas was the Fever’s leading playoffs scorer at the time of her injury, averaging 15.5 points through six playoff games. She boasted a 16.5-point average during her 12th season in the WNBA.