Las Vegas Aces guard Lindsay Allen was ruled out of Friday's loss to Phoenix after she had an inconclusive positive result on a COVID-19 test, but she was cleared to return to action Sunday.
According to the Aces, the safety procedures outlined by the WNBA and the players' union require an inconclusive positive to be treated as a positive until the person has two negative tests in a row, 24 hours apart. That led to Allen isolating off-site from the IMG Academy bubble in Bradenton, Florida, until she got the two negative tests that were required for her return.
"What a strange year," Allen tweeted Friday night. "I feel fine and don't have any symptoms. Just following protocol and hoping to be back soon."
Allen, a third-year pro out of Notre Dame, took the test in question on Wednesday, and the result came back Thursday. Two subsequent tests she took Thursday and Friday came back negative.
Allen started the first two games this season for Las Vegas and is averaging 7.5 points and 4.0 assists. She tallied 11 points, four rebounds and three assists in Sunday's 79-70 victory over Dallas.
The Aces are without another guard, Kelsey Plum, who tore her Achilles tendon in June and is out for the season.
Las Vegas added a forward, former Tennessee player Cierra Burdick, to their roster on Friday. Burdick played in the WNBA previously from 2015 to 2017.