No fractures, no surgery for Nets' LeVert
Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert did not suffer any fractures and will not require surgery to repair the ligament damage from Monday's scary incident in Minnesota, the team announced Tuesday.
LeVert returned to New York with the team following the 120-113 loss to the Timberwolves. He was evaluated at the Hospital for Special Surgery and diagnosed with a subtalar dislocation of his right foot.
"Fortunately, tests performed this morning revealed that there are no fractures and only moderate ligament damage," team orthopedist Dr. Martin O'Malley said in a statement.
"While the optics of this injury may have appeared to be more severe, surgery will not be required. Caris will begin a period of rehabilitation with the Nets' performance staff, following which he is expected to return to full strength and resume all basketball activities without any limitations this season."
LeVert landed awkwardly on his right leg after an attempted block during the second quarter at Target Center and spent several minutes on the court being attended by medical personnel.
LeVert, 24, has averaged a career-high 18.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.2 steals in 14 games this season.
The breakout third-year star is the only NBA player this season to convert multiple game-winning baskets with fewer than 10 seconds remaining in regulation or overtime.
--Field Level Media
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