Nets' LeVert Sustains Apparent Severe Right Leg Injury

Nets' LeVert Sustains Apparent Severe Right Leg Injury

In a press release on Tuesday, the Nets announced that LeVert has been been diagnosed with a "subtalar dislocation of the right foot".

"Fortunately, tests performed this morning revealed that there are no fractures and only moderate ligament damage", Nets team orthopedist Dr. Martin O'Malley said in a statement.

Of course, the news that surgery will not be required is incredible given the optics of the injury as it appeared to be a gruesome injury given the reaction of LeVert after the play.

LeVert is no stranger to health adversity - his junior and senior years at MI were ended prematurely by injuries. LeVert left the court on a stretcher.

He carried that momentum into the season.

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On the four-game road trip that ended in Minnesota, LeVert scored 26 points in a win at Phoenix, then delivered his second game-winner of the season on Friday night in Denver. LeVert had a game-winner to beat the New York Knicks in Brooklyn's home opener on October 19 and beat the Denver Nuggets with a late bucket on Friday.

LeVert's right leg buckled upon hitting the court following a block attempt.

The leg bent and LeVert's foot was visibly displaced. The looks on the faces of his teammates gave the appearance they knew LeVert suffered a serious injury. I don't even think we talked when we came in at halftime. You could just feel the emotions of everybody.

This is encouraging news for the Nets and many fans who were anxious to see the young wing flourish. How will the system have to be adjusted to accommodate for the loss of their leading scorer and go-to threat in close, late situations? The 24-year-old is 6'10 so that's a lot of person coming down on it.

Days before the game against Timberwolves, Levert hit a game-winner against the West's No.3 team Denver Nuggets that brought the Nets up to 8th place in the East.

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