Las Vegas Aces' Angel McCoughtry injures right knee in preseason game

Las Vegas Aces guard/forward Angel McCoughtry had to be helped off the court after suffering a right knee injury early in Saturday's WNBA preseason game at Los Angeles.

McCoughtry, 34, injured the knee upon landing after grabbing an offensive rebound 2 minutes, 49 seconds into the first quarter. She was ruled out for the remainder of the game.

"No update on Angel McCoughtry, but it doesn't look like it's very good news for us at the moment," Las Vegas coach Bill Laimbeer said following the game, which ended in an 85-85 tie as the teams opted not to play overtime. "We'll find out the next couple of days. But it is what it is. Keep on trucking. Gives us a little bit of [salary] cap problems; however, that's a different subject for a different day."

Last season was McCoughtry's first with the Aces. She averaged 14.4 points and 5.1 rebounds as a starter for Las Vegas, which made it to the WNBA Finals before losing to Seattle in a three-game sweep.

Before that, McCoughtry played nine seasons with Atlanta, the team that drafted her No. 1 overall in 2009 out of Louisville.

She missed the 2019 season while rehabbing a left knee injury suffered late in the 2018 season.

Center Liz Cambage led the Aces with 21 points and eight rebounds on Saturday, while last season's MVP, A'ja Wilson, had 19 points and six rebounds. Rookie Jasmine Walker, the No. 7 pick in April's draft, led the Sparks with 23 points and nine rebounds.