Caitlin Clark returns to the court after she was brutally BODYCHECKED by Chennedy Carter as her Indiana Fever teammates are slammed

Caitlin Clark was back on the court on Sunday night as the fallout from Chennedy Carter’s brutal bodycheck rolled on.

Clark was knocked to the ground by Chicago Sky’s Carter towards the end of the third quarter of Indiana Fever’s WNBA game on Saturday.

Television replays appeared to show Carter yelling ‘you b***h’ at Clark before shoving her to the ground. 

Clark ended up having the last laugh – her team holding on for a one-point win and the 71-70 triumph was the team’s first home win of the season. 

She was back in action on Sunday as the Fever took on the New York Liberty, with Clark in good spirits as she warmed up at Barclays Center.

Caitlin Clark is  seen on Sunday night – a day after she was bodychecked by Chennedy Carter

But her Fever teammates have come in for criticism for not doing more to ‘protect’ the WNBA’s star player.

The Warriors’ Draymond Green wrote in the comments section of an ESPNW post on Instagram, ‘Indiana better go invest in an enforcer… FAST!’

Former NBA forward Matt Barnes also weighed in on the Fever’s need to protect Clark. 

‘I mean, throughout the season, she’s been getting beat up,’ he began in an Instagram post, as noted by the New York Post. ‘Hard screens, elbows, knocked down,’ Barnes said. ‘It is what it is; she’s not the first, she won’t be the last. My issue and my question is, Where the f–k are her teammates at? Where y’all at? Where are the rest of the Indiana Fever at?

‘I’ve seen a couple of girls smirk when she’s got knocked down, half-ass to pick her up. Like, y’all supposed to protect the asset, protect the star. And although this is a team, you always protect your star. I was someone who protected the stars. You f–k with Kobe, [Chris Paul], Blake [Griffin], the list goes on, it’s going to be a problem.