Griffin returns from ankle injury after five-week absence

January 23, 2020
Kelsey Griffin basketball

Kelsey Griffin

After missing the last five weeks with an ankle injury, Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin made a victorious return for the Canberra Capitals in Australia’s WNBL.

The 6-foot-2 veteran produced a +24 plus/minus rating and filled the stat sheet in an 89-75 win over the Perth Lynx.

Griffin came off the bench to deliver eight points, nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and three blocked shots.

The Capitals were 2-3 in Griffin’s absence. They are getting her back just in time for the playoff push.

Canberra sits at 13-6, tied for second place with the Melbourne Boomers and two games back of league leader Southside.

Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, led the Capitals to the WNBL championship last year, her third career title since coming to Australia in 2013.

All three times her team won the title Griffin was named Grand Finals MVP.