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    SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 09: Breanna Stewart #30 of the Seattle Storm sinks a free throw late in the fourth quarter against the Washington Mystics during Game 2 of the WNBA Finals at KeyArena on September 9, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. The Seattle Storm beat the Washington Mystics 75-73. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)

    Reigning WNBA MVP and former UConn star Breanna Stewart is expected to miss the upcoming season after she ruptured the Achilles' tendon in her right leg. 

    Stewart injured the leg on Sunday in the EuroLeague Women championship game. She flew to Los Angeles where test results confirmed the injury. 

    The Storm announced the diagnosis on Wednesday. 

    Stewart was playing for Dynamo Kursk, a Russian club, when she appeared to land awkwardly on the foot of fellow WNBA star Brittney Griner after attempting a jumper late in the first half against UMMC Ekaterinburg. Stewart immediately grabbed at her lower right leg while grimacing in obvious pain. 

    She was attended to by trainers on the court before being helped to the locker room while not putting any weight on her right leg.