Earlier today, I wrote that Storm rookie Ashley Walker had been scheduled to visit a doctor yesterday for a checkup on the injury to the sesamoid bone near her right big toe. Further examination revealed the toe has not been healing as well as doctors hoped.
“She’s going to be in a boot for a couple more weeks,” said Storm Head Coach Brian Agler after the team practiced Friday. “It’s not healing as well as what we anticipated or as what we thought it might be.
“I don’t know the extreme details of it, but it’s an injury that, because of the low amount of blood flow to the area, it doesn’t get a chance to heal quite as quickly. We want to be patient with it so we don’t eventually have to do surgery on it. It’s going to take some time.”
Walker’s injury leaves the Storm with 10 active players for the near future, and changes are unlikely. On Monday, all player contracts became guaranteed for the remainder of the season. There’s still more than two weeks until the Aug. 17 trade deadline, but Agler doesn’t anticipate making a move.
“As far as I know, we’re not,” he said. “It’s not that i’m totally closed to anything, but do we have anything on the burner? No, we don’t. There’s a lot more that goes into trades than calling somebody up and making a trade. Even if two teams want to make a trade, it’s still got to work under the cap. That’s what makes it so difficult. To answer that question, our plans are to stay pat. That doesn’t mean things can’t change either.