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Nets say LeVert could return from foot injury this season

15 November, 2018, 11:12 | Author: Drew Briggs
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Caris LeVert suffered a gruesome leg injury on November 11 in the Brooklyn Nets' game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

One day after being taken out of a game for falling badly on his knee, Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Caris LeVert suffered a horrific injury during a game agains the Minnesota Timberwolves on November 12.

"While the optics of this injury may have appeared to be more severe, surgery will not be required", team orthopedist Dr. Martin O'Malley said in a statement.

A few hours after losing LeVert and then losing to the Timberwolves 120-113, teammates and staffers, while boarding the flight home, were equally stunned and rejoiced to see their franchise cornerstone headed back to Brooklyn.

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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. He returned to NY with the team and was evaluated at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

LeVert is no stranger to health adversity - his junior and senior years at MI were ended prematurely by injuries.

LeVert is averaging a career-high 18.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.2 steals in 29.7 minutes per game this season with the Nets.

The Brooklyn Nets said Tuesday their leading scorer suffered only a dislocation of his right foot and no fractures, and he could return this season.

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