Las Vegas Aces Players’ Statement on Tonight’s Game

The Players of the Las Vegas Aces Have Issued the Following Statement: 

To all of our WNBA fans around the world:

We are so sorry that the Aces were not able to take the court tonight against the Washington Mystics.

We trust that you know this decision was not made lightly. There is nothing we enjoy more than playing in front of the most rabid fans in professional sports night in and night out, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and disappointment we created for the fans, workers and anyone else who may have been affected by tonight’s cancellation.

Given the travel issues we faced over the past two days—25+ hours spent in airports and airplanes, in cramped quarters and having not slept in a bed since Wednesday night—and after consulting with Players Association leadership and medical professionals, we concluded that playing tonight’s game would put us at too great a risk for injury.

Naturally, the issue of player safety is of paramount concern for all involved in the WNBA. This issue is bigger than our team and this one unfortunate set of circumstances, and we look forward to being a part of future discourse in the hope of preventing such incidents in the future.

We thank all of you for your continued support of the league, and we will see you back out on the court this Sunday at Connecticut.

~ The Las Vegas Aces