Mohegan –Connecticut Sun coach Mike Thibault said guard Tan White won't play in Saturday's season opener atNew Yorkor in Sunday's home opener against the Liberty.
White sustained a concussion in last week's preseason game at Minnesota.
He said Tina Charles (groin) has practiced this week and will play today. Charles didn't play at last weekend's brief U.S.Olympic team gathering in Seattle.
Thibault also addressed why the Sun kept rookie post Chay Shegog over veteran shooter Sidney Spencer: "She's insurance because other posts we have (have experienced) some injuries. It gives us a big legitimate 6-foot-5 player to play against every day in practice and duplicates what we see in our conference. We need Tina to play against big players every day not just Mistie (Mims) and Asjha (Jones)."
The Sun play in New York today at 4 and at home Sunday at 5.