Nets guard LeVert won't need surgery for dislocated foot

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LeVert was stretchered off the court and taken to hospital after suffering a severe right leg injury in the dying moments of the first half during the Nets' 120-113 loss to the Timberwolves.

LeVert landed badly on his right leg and was in immediate pain, with teammates and rival players visibly distressed as they realised the severity of the injury.


The 24-year-old American, who has played all three of his National Basketball Association seasons with the Nets, was wheeled off the court in pain after a gruesome injury in Monday's 120-112 Brooklyn loss at Minnesota.

"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.


Many commentators and reporters said LeVert's injury was reminiscent of Gordan Hayward's shocking injury from last season. 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.

The leg bent and LeVert's foot was visibly displaced. "We didn't talk even when we came in at halftime".


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

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