Unfortunately, LeVert's progress may be derailed by an injury suffered late in the second quarter of Monday's game against the Miami Heat.
"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 was racing back to try to block a shot and his leg bent awkwardly when he landed. "Caris will begin a period of rehabilitation with the Nets' performance staff, following which he is expected to return to full strength and resume all basketball activities without any limitations this season".
LeVert was taken immediately to a local hospital for further evaluation. Before getting hurt, Caris had put up 10 points, five assists and four rebounds. There was nothing to be said.
Considering how bad the injury looked in real-time, the fact that LeVert won't need surgery, and is expected to return this season is extremely encouraging. "Guys were crying. It was really that horrific just to see". In March 2016, LeVert, who was a senior at MI at the time, chose to sit out the remainder of the season to focus on recovering from a foot issue that he was dealing with for three months.
He entered the game averaging 19 points per game and had developed into Brooklyn's go-to player.