WNBA MVP Stewart injured in EuroLeague game

Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart, the 2018 WNBA MVP, exited the EuroLeague Final Four championship game with an apparent foot injury on Sunday in Sopron, Hungary.

Stewart, playing for Dynamo Kursk, left in the first half and did not return to the game, a 91-67 loss to UMMC Ekaterinburg.

The 6-foot-4 Stewart came down in considerable pain as she went up for a jump shot, holding the back of her foot.

Stewart led Connecticut to four NCAA tournament titles and was the No. 1 pick in the 2016 WNBA draft. She was rookie of the year in 2016.

Last year, she averaged 21.8 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.4 blocked shots for the Storm in the regular season. Her scoring went up during the playoffs, when she averaged 24.6 points and was named WNBA Finals MVP.

UMMC Ekaterinburg and Dynamo Kursk, both based in Russia, will face each other in a three-game series for the Russian League championship starting April 20.