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Updated Jun 1, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Mercury 'not concerned' about rough start

It's only four games into the 2012 WNBA campaign, but the Phoenix Mercury have found themselves in unfamiliar territory.

After Thursday night's 81-65 loss in Atlanta, the Mercury are just 1-3 with another road game at San Antonio looming.

To make matters worse, forward Penny Taylor is out for the season with a knee injury and five-time All-WNBA first team selection Diana Taurasi is out with a strained hip flexor.

Despite the slow start, team president and COO Amber Cox doesn't seem to be losing sleep.

"We're not concerned," Cox said Friday on Arizona Sports 620 with Doug and Wolf. "We've had some changes, we've got some new faces. Obviously without Penny Taylor and Diana Taurasi, at least temporarily, we've got to get the chemistry right and find the right rotations.

"I think we can do it."

Cox also updated the condition of Taurasi, who has led the league in points per game in each of the last four seasons.

"She's in recovery mode, and it's going to be at least a week or two at minimum to get her back healthy where we need her to be," Cox said.

After Friday night's game at San Antonio, the Mercury return home to US Airways Center for a date against the Tulsa Shock Sunday.


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