Washington Mystics player Tina Charles announced today that she was granted a medical exemption for extrinsic asthma by an independent panel and will not participate in the 2020 WNBA season.

“While we are disappointed that Tina will not be with us this summer, we fully understand the reason for her medical exemption and look forward to having her with us next season,” said Head Coach Mike Thibault. “Again, the health of our players takes precedence. There hasn’t been anything normal about playing this season, but we are prepared and excited to play with the group that is here in Florida. We are looking forward to starting our first game with Indiana on the 25th!”

Charles signed with the Mystics during free agency this past April.