Liberty guard Brittany Boyd tears left Achilles tendon

NEW YORK -- Liberty guard Brittany Boyd tore her left Achilles tendon, the team announced Friday.

An MRI confirmed the injury, which she suffered in a loss to Minnesota on Thursday night. She will undergo surgery Monday, and it will be performed by the team doctor, Dr. Jo Hannafin. The Liberty did not give a timeline for Boyd's return.

"Brittany suffered an unfortunate injury after working hard to come into this season prepared to lead our team from the point guard position," Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer said. "She had an excellent training camp, and was poised for a breakout season, as evidenced by the way she performed in our first two games. We are all hoping for a speedy recovery."

Boyd had a strong start to her season, averaging 13 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists as New York's starting point guard. She had 16 points on Thursday before getting hurt in the fourth quarter.