Washington Mystics general manager and head coach Trudi Lacey, left, poses with guard Alana Beard, right, during a photo shoot during WNBA basketball media day at the Verizon Center in Washington, Wednesday, May 18, 2011. The Mystics played their first scrimmage Saturday against the Chinese National Team, and Beard played her first game after missing all of last season with an Achilles injury. Lacey is a coach who will emphasize defense and rebounding with her young squad this season. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Washington Mystics general manager and coach Trudi Lacey (left) shares a moment with guard Alana Beard during media day at Verizon Center. Beard, a four-time All-Star, missed all of last season with an Achilles' tendon injury.
Washington Mystics guard Alana Beard was sidelined for the 2010 season with an Achilles' tendon injury, and she's already day to day for the beginning of the 2011 season with an injury to the same left foot and ankle. Beard missed the Mystics' first game of the season and is also due to be sit out the second one in Atlanta as well. (Associated Press)