Thoughts immediately went out to Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert after a very scary moment in Monday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. As LeVert attempted to chase down Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie for a block, he came down on his leg and was immediately in visible pain.
Here’s the video courtesy of Mike Cianciolo of WEAU13News:
*NOTE: THIS VIDEO IS INCREDIBLY GRAPHIC
It’s brutal for LeVert and you have to feel for the 24-year-old guard who was in the midst of a breakout season. Shortly after the injury, Bleacher Report provided a video of the scene after LeVert’s injury and you can see the concern on the faces of other players.
Both teams, players, coaches, and fans were completely stunned and visibly upset from what they had just seen. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski revealed LeVert was taken by ambulance after the injury to a nearby hospital to undergo evaluation on his leg.
Caris LeVert’s Impressive Start to Season
The arrow is pointing directly up for LeVert, who was the No. 20 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. He’s increased the bulk of his numbers across the board over his first two-plus seasons. Through 13 games this year, LeVert posted averages of 19 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists while shooting an impressive 47.7 percent from the field. He was also playing a career-high 30.8 minutes per game.
LeVert unquestionably has a very bright future, and we wish him a speedy recovery. As additional information comes to light we’ll update this post.