Sparks forward Candace Parker will be out for about six weeks due to a torn meniscus in her right knee.
Parker, limited to 10 games last year because of a shoulder injury, had an MRI on Monday after she was hurt during a road loss to the New York Liberty the previous day.
Parker, averaging 17.7 points and 9.9 rebounds in seven games this season, went down after grabbing a defensive rebound with 5:56 left in the third quarter and making contact with New York's Quanitra Hollingsworth. After staying down for a few minutes, she limped off the court, went to the locker room, and didn't return.
The Sparks (4-3), winless in three road games, have dropped the first two of a seven-game swing that will continue at Connecticut on Tuesday night.