Going forward Caris LeVert, who has overcome three foot operations to become one of the team’s most promising players, sustained a cruel right leg injury Monday evening in a 120-113 road loss to Minnesota Timberwolves.
The full extent of LeVert’s injury was not immediately known. His right leg turned out to be bent in the footstep after making a difficult landing while trying for a block of less than five seconds left in the first half.
LeVert, 24, was taken to a Minneapolis hospital for a full evaluation, according to the network.
“There were really no words,” said Nets forward Joe Harris after the match, according to The Associated Press. “We did not even talk when we got into half-time. There’s nothing really to say. You can only feel it, the feelings of everyone.” Guys called in, it was really so terrible to just see. “
The damage was apparent the cruel leg injury like Gordon Hayward from Boston Celtics and Isaiah Canaan in Phoenix Suns last season and Paul George, then with Indiana Pacers, during a USA Basketball Scrimmage in 2014.
NBA players responded quickly to LeVert’s injury with outbreaks of support for social media, including Jeremy Lin, who experienced a seasonal damage to the net on opening night last season.
In his third season, LeVert entered Monday’s game as the team’s top scorer, on average 19.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.7 helps 30.8 minutes a game. He had a total of 10 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists in injury.
On YES Network broadcast of the game, viewers received a lot of caution before displaying LeVert’s damage.