LOOK: Caris LeVert sustains gruesome injury, NBA community reacts

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LOOK: Caris LeVert sustains gruesome injury, NBA community reacts
Caris LeVert of the Brooklyn Nets suffers an unfortunate right leg injury that could end his breakout season

MANILA, Philippines – The pain of every injury worsens when it comes at the most unfortunate time. 

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

 


 

In the last 3.7 seconds of the opening frame, the Nets were trailing 53-56 and LeVert came up big for a block attempt to stagger the Timberwolves’ possession, but his right leg buckled after hitting the court.

As for the visuals, click the play button at your own risk. 

 


 

 


 

LeVert’s injury immediately silenced the court and everyone in his team – including the Minnesota players – were brought to tears before the Nets guard was stretchered off the court. 

 


 

Judging from the gravity of the situation, LeVert’s injury was compared to that of Gordon Hayward  who picked up a season-ending injury in the 6th minute of his debut game in the Boston Celtics in 2017, which was also the team’s season opener. 

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

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. 

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

 


 

 

The NBA community was clearly upset of the incident, that some significant figures shared why LeVert’s injury is more painful than it seems. 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

– Rappler.com

 

 

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