Nets say LeVert could return from foot injury this season


Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose has been on the court for three of the most gruesome National Basketball Association leg injuries, the most recent being the leg injury Nets guard Caris LeVert suffered Monday night against Minnesota.

LeVert came down hard on his right leg after colliding with Jeff Teague on an attempted chase-down block.

LeVert's injury initially appeared similar to the severe leg injuries suffered in recent years by Paul George and Gordon Hayward, and players prayed and some were in tears as a stretcher was brought onto the court to take LeVert to a hospital. The University of MI alum has been having a great season so far and has been averaging 19 points, 3.7 assists and 4.2 rebounds in the 13 games he's played for the Nets in 2018.

The 24-year-old suffered no fractures and "only moderate ligament damage", and will not need surgery.

The arena was silent as medics attended to LeVert, who had 10 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds when he exited the game.

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"He had a fantastic start to the season", Atkinson added.

"There was really just no words", teammate Joe Harris said after the game.

"Young Fella prayers to you", Lakers forward LeBron James wrote.

Miami's Dwyane Wade tweeted: "I HATE injuries!"

This is horrific. Brooklyn Nets star guard Caris LeVert landed wrong on his right leg during a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.