Mercury guard Shey Peddy stretchered off court after collision to head
Aug 5, 2023, 8:09 PM | Updated: 10:28 pm
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Phoenix Mercury guard Shey Peddy was stretchered off the court with a concussion in the second quarter of a 97-91 loss Saturday against the Seattle Storm.
Peddy collided with Jordan Horston of the Storm, taking an accidental elbow to the head and fell to the ground unconscious. She was taken off the court on a stretcher and had movement in her limbs, the team said.
“All tests came back negative and she will be home tonight,” the Mercury said in a statement. “Shey was in good spirits and returned to the arena following the game. She will be evaluated tomorrow and in the coming days.”
The Mercury quickly huddled around Peddy to shield her from the onlooking crowd at Footprint Center.
Horston was called for a flagrant foul that Sophie Cunningham converted a free throw off of.
Peddy played in just six minutes of Saturday’s game because she had a brief stint in the locker room after she exited Saturday’s game with an ankle injury before returning.
The Mercury led by just two points when Peddy went down with 1:24 remaining in the half, but the team rallied around her and extended its lead to nine at the break.