The WNBA basketball star, who spent almost a year in a Russian jail until a December prisoner swap, will not travel with her Phoenix Mercury team for the next two games.
Griner returned to the basketball court after being detained in Russia for narcotics possession and trafficking. She was released during a high profile prisoner swap.
American basketball player Brittney Griner signs a one-year contract to play for the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury - reports.
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