Achonwa cleared to return from hamstring injury

The Minnesota Lynx are getting one of their injured players back ahead of Tuesday night’s game.

The team says forward Natalie Achonwa, who has been out since suffering a hamstring injury on May 8, has been cleared to return.

In a corresponding move, the team released center Elissa Cunane from her hardship contract.

Achonwa has only played in two games so far this season, her second in a Lynx uniform.

Minnesota has the worst record in the league (3-13) going into Tuesday’s game against the Phoenix Mercury.