The Mercury star will miss the rest of the WNBA season with a quad injury Taurasi, 40, has been out since August 2

Veteran guard Yvonne Turner, who previously played for the Mercury from 2017-19, was signed to a hefty contract to replace Taurasi on the roster.

After playing in just 41 games over the last three regular seasons combined, Taurasi has been healthy for most of this season.

She played in all 31 of the Mercury's games through August 2, averaging 31 minutes per game.

She then suffered a quad strain and missed the final two games before being sidelined for the season.

Taurasi, now 40, admitted earlier this summer that she was considering retirement following longtime friend and rival Sue Bird's decision to call it quits at the end of this season.

"You can't do that, most people can't do that in any job, let alone basketball. So it's been an incredible journey.

Taurasi made a history late last mont by becoming the first player in league history to score 30 points at age 40.