WNBA grants mystery center Tina Charles medical exemption | Hoopfeed.com
Published on July 17, 2020
Through Cheryl Coward
Tina Charles will play her first season in “Washington Mystics” this season, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, he received a medical exemption to opt out of the season. Charles, who has external asthma, was exempted by an independent medical team appointed by the alliance. Earlier this week, Charles’ teammate, forward Elena Delle Donne rejected her request for a medical exemption.
“Although we are disappointed that Tina will not be present this summer, we fully understand the reasons for her medical exemption and look forward to being with us next season.” Head coach Mike Thibault said. “Similarly, our players are in good health. This season’s game is not normal, but we are prepared and happy to play with this group in Florida. We look forward to the first game with Indiana on the 25th.”
Charles at Player Forum Regarding receipt of the waiver and explained her situation.
My disease is called exogenous asthma, which affects my immune system and makes games during the pandemic very dangerous and dangerous. So recently, when the league granted me medical exemption for the upcoming season, it was decided for me whether to participate in the game.
Charles is a 10-year veteran of the WNBA. He signed with the Mystics in the free agent trade in April. At the 2010 Draft, she was ranked first by the Connecticut Sun. She was traded from Connecticut to New York in 2014. In 330 professional games (all started) in New York and Connecticut, Charles averaged 18.1 points, 9.5 rebounds and 32.4 minutes in his career.
This post is written by Cheryl Coward