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Reigning MVP Tina Charles shut down for rest of season

Reigning MVP Tina Charles will sit out the Connecticut Sun's remaining five games to rest injuries.

Charles was averaging 18 points and 10.1 rebounds and had 17 double-doubles this season.

Connecticut (7-22) is suffering through the worst season in team history and was eliminated from the playoff race last week.

The Sun are already playing without Kelly Faris, Kara Lawson and Allie Hightower.