Catchings Out With Torn Achilles Tendon,

September 3, 2007

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair a torn Achilles tendon in her right foot.

Catchings, a U.S. Olympic gold medalist and five-time WNBA All-Star, was injured during Monday's Eastern Conference finals loss at Detroit. She collapsed to the floor during the final minute in the first half and was taken from the floor in a wheelchair.

Her anticipated recovery time is between six and nine months.

She's a former star at Tennessee.

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