WNBA star could use time to rest injured foot

HOUSTON -- Sheryl Swoopes might sit this Olympics out.

"Right now I'm kind of 50-50," Swoopes said Monday in an
interview with the Houston Chronicle and television station KRIV.
"I am definitely very honored and excited about getting the
opportunity to play in the Olympics."

However, the prospect of taking a month off to rest her injured
right foot also sounds appealing to the two-time Olympian who plays
for the WNBA's Houston Comets, who happened to be led by the
national team's coach, Van Chancellor.

Chancellor declined comment on the subject Monday. Team USA is
counting on Swoopes' participation until it hears otherwise.

"It would be good for Sheryl to have a sense of whether she can
play before we leave the country, but I fully expect her to be a
member of the Olympic team," said Carol Callan, assistant
executive director of USA basketball.

Swoopes said she will consider skipping the Olympics if doctors
tell her the rest will help her get to 100 percent by the time WNBA
play resumes in September.