Dewanna Bonner missing 2017 season due to pregnancy
The Phoenix Mercury and Dewanna Bonner jointly announced that she would miss the 2017 season. Bonner stated:
“I am so happy to announce that I’m expecting. I have always wanted a family and I have looked forward to this chapter of my life. While I am disappointed to miss the 2017 season with my Mercury family, this was the right decision for me right now. Don’t worry, X-Factor, I will still be around this summer, and I will be back and better than ever in 2018!”
Head Coach Sandy Brondello and General Manager Jim Pitman expressed their joy for her as well as looking forward to her return in 2018 and beyond.
Bonner has played her entire career for the Mercury.