Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert was diagnosed with a subtalar dislocation of his right foot after suffering what appeared to be a devastating lower leg injury against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night, the Nets announced on Tuesday.
Caris LeVert received an outpouring of support from across the National Basketball Association following the gruesome injury he suffered on Monday.
LeVert, 24, was enjoying a breakout season before the injury. LeVert was rushed to a local hospital while his teammates finished the game, many in tears and several fully expecting him to miss the rest of the season.
The Nets said LeVert would undergo a full evaluation at the hospital and further updates would be issued as available. No surgery is needed, and he is expected to return this season.More news: Eden Hazard admits to feeling wear and tear of opponents' rough treatment
"Fortunately, tests performed this morning revealed that there are no fractures and only moderate ligament damage", O'Malley said in a statement.
O'Malley has a long history with LeVert. But unlike those two star forwards, LeVert somehow managed to avoid a serious injury.
Caris LeVert entered Monday averaging 19.0 points, 3.7 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game while shooting 47.7 percent from the field, 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free-throw line.