The Los Angeles Sparks had a disappointing 2011, due in large part to an injury that kept Candace Parker out for most of the season.
They're hoping her latest setback isn't nearly as bad.
It's unclear if Parker will play in the second of a back-to-back when Los Angeles seeks a fourth straight win Sunday night against the visiting San Antonio Silver Stars, who have won seven of the last nine meetings.
The Sparks (10-3) got a career-high 29 points from Kristi Toliver in Saturday's 93-84 win over Phoenix. Parker, among the league leaders with 19.8 points per game, didn't play because of a sore knee.
Parker played only 17 games last season due to a right knee injury as Los Angeles finished 15-19 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2007 - the year before Parker became the first player to win MVP and rookie of the year in the same season.
The Sparks, winners of eight of 10, hope their star player isn't out for more than Saturday's game, but Toliver said they are prepared...