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Former Lewis and Clark star Briann January out for rest of WNBA season

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017

Indiana Fever’s Briann January (20) is surrounded by Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart (30), Crystal Langhorne (1) and Noelle Quinn in the first half of a WNBA basketball game Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)
Indiana Fever’s Briann January (20) is surrounded by Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart (30), Crystal Langhorne (1) and Noelle Quinn in the first half of a WNBA basketball game Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)
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Indiana Fever guard Briann January will miss the final two weeks of the WNBA season because of a knee injury.

January, a nine-year veteran out of Lewis and Clark High School and Arizona State University, has torn cartilage in her right knee. She is averaging 9.5 points and 3.9 assists in 25 games this season.

January played on the Fever’s 2012 championship team and helped Indiana reach the WNBA Finals in 2009 and 2015.

Before the season, January accepted an assistant coaching position at her alma mater, Arizona State.

Indiana has now lost three guards this year to season-ending injuries – Shenise Johnson and Tiffany Mitchell are the others.

The Fever signed rookie Jennie Simms after the league granted an emergency hardship exception to fill the roster. The 6-foot guard from Old Dominion is expected to play on Wednesday against New York.

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