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Lynx’s Napheesa Collier (left foot) remains out against Sparks

Lynx’s Napheesa Collier (left foot) remains out against Sparks

Minnesota Lynx star Napheesa Collier has been ruled out for Tuesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Sparks, the second consecutive game she will miss due to plantar fasciitis in her left foot.

Collier, who also sat out Saturday’s 74-67 win over the Washington Mystics, has suffered from plantar fasciitis since her college career. She limped off the court on Thursday against the Connecticut Sun after feeling pain in her foot late in the third quarter.

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve, who is also Collier’s coach on the U.S. Olympic team, said Saturday that a possible return for Collier would have to be weighed against ensuring her Olympic readiness.

“It’s obviously something we’re concerned about. I’m not going to sit here and say we’re not considering it,” Reeve said on Saturday. “In their situation, the best thing for us is to take it day by day.”

After Tuesday’s game, the Lynx have three games left before the break and the All-Star Game in Phoenix on July 20, where Collier will play for Team USA against Team WNBA, followed by the Paris Games, which begin on July 26.

Collier, who was on the All-WNBA First Team last season, averaged 20.0 points, 10.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists this year and was named to the USA’s 5-on-5 Olympic team for the second time in early June.