Alex Chambers caught up with Tulsa Shock's Liz Cambage, just prior to her injury that sent her back home to Australia to recover.

Season-ending injury sends Cambage back to Australia

September 5, 2013 - 9:59am

There are some players who just can't get a break.

Such is the case for Tulsa shock center Liz Cambage who will sit out for the remainder of the season with a severe left ankle sprain.  Earlier in the season, Cambage rolled her ankle in a game against New York, missing eight games as a result.  Cambage recently re-sprained the same ankle when the Shock took on the Sparks and has been sidelined for good.  The 6-8 Australian headed home yesterday where she will begin rehab on her ankle.

Tulsa fans will definitely miss Cambage, but not as much as her team will. This season, Cambage has averaged 16 points (fueled by 56% shooting) and eight rebounds per game. 2013 also saw her score career highs of 28 points versus Los Angeles on August 2, 17 rebounds versus Connecticut on July 19, and six blocks against Phoenix on August 9. 

Cambage also helped the Shock achieve a 10-20 record, their best effort since arriving in Tulsa. Nonetheless, their playoff hopes are dashed yet again, as they currently sit in last place in the West with too few games remaining to bridge the gap separating them from Phoenix and Seattle, the leading contenders for the third and fourth playoff berths in the Western Conference. 

Being the constantly upbeat player she is, however, Liz seems undaunted, tweeting out, “I LOVE MY TEAM SO MUCH #shocksistahs.”   I had a chance to catch up with Cambage just prior to her season-ending injury. (Roll the video above).