Third year shooting guard Caris LeVert was having a true star turn season for the Brooklyn Nets, which have looked feisty this year. Unfortuantely, he suffered a pretty gruesome injury on Monday night.
LeVert, a former No. 20 pick out of Michigan, had 10 points in 17 minutes last night in the Nets’ road game at the Minnesota Timberwolves. Midway through the game, he landed awkwardly, and suffered a very bad-looking ankle injury.
While not quite as clear, some likened it to the injury that Gordon Hayward suffered in last year’s season opener for the Boston Celtics.
Warning: Caris LeVert’s gruesome injury. pic.twitter.com/jWfExLQKXZ
— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) November 13, 2018
Based on appearance only, it seemed like a longshot that we would see LeVert again in 2018-19. The Nets got some good news today, though.
Shams Charania reports that the Caris LeVert injury is not as serious as many feared.
He suffered a dislocation of the right foot, but avoided most serious damage.
No surgery for LeVert and he is expected to make a return this season. LeVert flew home with the Nets from Minneapolis last night, went to hospital in New York and ran tests that showed no fractures and moderate ligament damage. https://t.co/1XdHuAxZN8
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 13, 2018
The fact that he was able to fly home after the injury, which led to him being taken off the floor in a stretcher, is a good sign.
LeVert is averaging 18.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.7 assists for the Nets, and looked like a true piece to build around as they work their way out of this brutal stretch.
If he can bounce back to continue to play the way that he did through the first month of the season, it is great news for the franchise.