Wings' Natasha Howard to miss 3-6 weeks with broken foot

Dallas Wings forward Natasha Howard is expected to miss three-to-six weeks with a broken foot, the team announced Friday.

The Wings signed free agent forward Monique Billings to a salary cap hardship contract to replace Howard, who sustained the injury during Dallas' 87-79 victory over the Chicago Sky on Wednesday. Howard collected 15 points and 13 rebounds in that game.

Howard, 32, has averaged 11.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in 310 career games with the Indiana Fever (2014-15), Minnesota Lynx (2016-17), Seattle Storm (2018-20), New York Liberty (2021-22) and Wings. A two-time All-Star and three-time WNBA champion, Howard was selected by the Fever with the fifth overall pick of the 2014 draft.

Billings, 28, has averaged 5.9 points and 5.8 rebounds in 176 career games with the Atlanta Dream. She was selected by the Dream in the second round of the 2018 draft.