Brooklyn Nets' Caris LeVert suffers serious leg injury against Timberwolves

Heather Diaz
November 13, 2018

Brooklyn Nets' Caris LeVert was having a sensational breakout season in his young National Basketball Association career until he picked up a horrifying right leg injury in the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, November 13 (Monday, US time).

The NBA community was clearly upset of the incident, that some significant figures shared why LeVert's injury is more painful than it seems.

Playing Monday night at Minnesota, the Nets guard's leg bent awkwardly when he landed after trying to block a shot in transition.

But LeVert returned to NY with the rest of the Nets late Monday, and he was evaluated Tuesday morning by Brooklyn's team orthopedist, Dr. Martin O'Malley, at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

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After being attended to for a few minutes, LeVert was stretchered off the court.

"Fortunately, tests performed this morning revealed that there are no fractures and only moderate ligament damage", said Dr. O'Malley. Afterward, LeVert was diagnosed with a subtalar dislocation of the right foot.

LeVert, a former first-round pick in his third season, was averaging a team-leading 19 points entering the game. LeVert sat up and looked at his leg before lying back down and placing his hands on his forehead in apparent pain.

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