Liberty F Carson out for season with torn ACL

The New York Liberty announced prior to Sunday's tilt versus Atlanta that veteran forward Essence Carson will miss the remainder of the season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee.

Carson was helped off the court in New York's loss in Atlanta on Friday with 3:56 left in the third quarter after her leg appeared to give out during a fastbreak attempt.

Through four games this season, Carson had averaged 14.3 points and 5.5 rebounds. Over a five-year WNBA career, the Rutgers product has averaged 8.7 points and 2.5 rebounds per contest.