Brooklyn Nets' Rising Star Caris LeVert Suffers Gruesome Leg Injury

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Brooklyn Nets' Caris LeVert was having a sensational breakout season in his young National Basketball Association career until he picked up a horrifying right leg injury in the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, November 13 (Monday, US time).

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

LeVert came down hard on his right leg after making contact with Jeff Teague on an attempted chase-down block and the game came to an abrupt halt.

Doctors continue to evaluate the 24-year-old guard's adversity.

The Nets are confident that LeVert will make a return this season, despite leaving the court on a wheelchair last night, leaving many of his teammates in tears and trying to shake the horrific image of his injury. He returned to NY with the team and was evaluated at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

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

LeVert, who battled foot injuries in college at MI before emerging as a first-round pick, had been the Nets' best player during their promising start. LeVert, as it turns out, is (relatively) OK, and even is expected to return this season.

The Nets' beloved guard was averaging 19 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.3 steals this season.

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