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Chiney Ogwumike out 6-9 months after Achilles surgery

Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike underwent successful Achilles surgery, per the Connecticut Sun.

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Per the Connecticut Sun, 2016 Comeback Player of the Year Chiney Ogwumike suffers another setback, as she just had surgery on her Achilles:

“Battle scars come with the territory,” said Ogwumike, the 2016 WNBA Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year. “I firmly believe that every disappointment is a blessing because the person that emerges is stronger than before.”

Competing overseas in China this offseason, Ogwumike was the first round MVP of the WCBA, where she averaged 33.6 points and 12.4 rebounds per game for Henan Yichuan.

“Chiney continues to be an inspiration to me with her positive attitude and a champion’s mentality,” Sun head coach and general manager Curt Miller said. “She will look at the bright side of this latest set back and see an opportunity to become an even better player, person and teammate. Her determination to attack any obstacle is impressive.”