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Fever have their own injury woes as they host Sun tonight

Published June 12. 2013 4:00AM

Indianapolis - The Connecticut Sun and Indiana Fever are so banged up they could combine all their injured players and nearly fill out an 11-woman roster.

The Sun and the Fever have been ravaged by injuries entering just the third week of the WNBA season. Both have struggled to overcome all the damage and are dead last in the Eastern Conference headed into tonight's game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse (8 p.m., ESPN2).

Both teams are 1-3.

The Sun have lost three in a row - that's three games, and three guards.

Renee Montgomery, last year's WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year, suffered a high left ankle sprain on June 1. She's expected for at least another week.

Reserve Tan White broke her right finger during practice on June 4. She's expected to miss at least two more weeks.

Starter Kara Lawson missed Saturday's game due to a sore back. She'll be a game-time decision.

Connecticut shook up its roster Monday by signing veteran guard Iziane Castro Marques and waiving Natasha Lacy.

The Sun also added guard Sydney Carter as a replacement player under the WNBA's emergency hardship clause.

Indiana was hobbled before the season even began.

Reserve guard Jeanette Pohlen tore the ACL in her left knee during Game 2 of last October's WNBA Finals.

Guard Erin Phillips, who started in nine of 10 playoff games for the Fever last season, is out with a lateral meniscus tear in her right knee.

Meanwhile, reserve center Jessica Davenport has a stress fracture in her left tibia and All-Star guard Katie Douglas has missed two games with a bulging disk.

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