Caris LeVert of Brooklyn Nets suffers dislocated right foot

Caris LeVert of Brooklyn Nets suffers dislocated right foot

The 24-year-old is 6'10 so that's a lot of person coming down on it.

Just before halftime of the game between the Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves, LeVert landed awkwardly on his right leg.

Martin O'Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery on Tuesday produced a diagnosis of a subtalar dislocation of the right foot, far less serious than initial images of the injury might have suggested.

His Nets teammates, as well as Timberwolves players, huddled in prayer as LeVert was stretchered from the court, with many in tears.

LeVert - once projected as a lottery pick - wound up being selected 20th overall by the Indiana Pacers in the 2016 NBA Draft, with his rights traded to Brooklyn in exchange for Thaddeus Young.

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The Greek player, meanwhile, was also not a fan fan of players having to get their own towels from a rack courtside with no ballkids to run for them.

"Fortunately, tests performed this morning revealed that there are no fractures and only moderate ligament damage", said Dr. O'Malley in a statement released by the team.

"While the optics of this injury may have appeared to be more severe, surgery will not be required".

For Brooklyn, having LeVert avoid a season-ending injury will be a huge lift.

Fully healthy in the offseason, LeVert made huge strides over the summer and had opened the season as one of the breakout players in the National Basketball Association, averaging 19.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.3 steals in 30.8 minutes per game through the first 13 games for Brooklyn. He is averaging 18.4 points and is the only player in the league this season to convert multiple go-ahead baskets with less than 10 seconds remaining in regulation or overtime.

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