Following the devastating injury suffered by Caris LeVert on Monday night in Minnesota, the entire NBA community gathered in prayer, love and respect for the up-and-coming Nets star.
However, not everyone lost to LeVert this season after all. The Nets released an update Tuesday afternoon stating that LeVert did not suffer a broken or broken leg in a crash at the Target Center. He is expected to return full strength later this season. LeVert was diagnosed with a subtalar dislocation of the right foot. An operation is not required.
"Fortunately, the tests conducted this morning have shown that there are no fractures and only moderate ligament injuries," Dr. Martin O & M Malley, Nets Team Orthopedist, in a team-released update. "Although the appearance of this injury appeared to be more severe, no surgery is required. Caris will begin a rehabilitation phase with the power rod of the nets. Thereafter, he is expected to be able to fully develop his full potential again this season and resume basketball activities. "
O & M Malley is the same surgeon who had the last success of LeVert's three-foot operations when he was in Michigan.
The video of the cruel injury LeVert had suffered with 3.7 seconds in the first half not only had a strong impact on all the players on the court, but swung far behind the walls of Target's center. LeVert went up against a shot by Timberwolves freshman Josh Okogie, and the two fell to the ground where LeVert's right foot dropped onto the hardwood and his lower right leg over the ankle grotesquely collapsed.
Some teammates of LeVert were in tears in the court and in the locker room on the Monday night half-time, and the atmosphere in the locker room after the game was, to say the least. As a veteran, Jared Dudley said, "Destructive. Annihilating for the team. He is such a good boy. Our best player, our scorer. As athletes, we are all human like everyone else. Everyone was down. "
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When he falls down, even the Timberwolves are obvious They were shocked when they went to their bank while medical personnel looked after LeVert.
"It's really humble," said T-Wolves striker Anthony Tolliver. "We all know that we could be. We only know this sick feeling. We wanted to do what we could, and I got the boys together and prayed for him. Just because we know how hard it is, we wanted to do what we could.
A social media review showed that the church prayed for LeVert and spread throughout the NBA. Among them were stars like LeBron James, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Love, CJ McCollum, Eric Gordon, Kyle Kuzma and even the retired Hall of Famer Bill Russell. Members of cross rival Knicks sent their best wishes to LeVert, including Enes Kanter, Ron Baker and Kristaps Porzingis, who are recovering from knee surgery themselves.
LeVert also heard from former Nets teammate Quincy Acy, who said, "Come back stronger than ever, my brother." And Jeremy Lin. If anyone felt LeVert's misery, it was Lin who hit the season opener a year ago broke a patellar tendon, spent a year in a pulmonary clinic, and traded to Atlanta last summer for two injured times with the nets.
Lin tweeted, "No, not @ CarisLeVert … one of the toughest workers I know, Ughhh."
That subtle sound of a belly at the end of Lins Tweet Pretty much summarized feelings about the NBA.
Porzingis tweeted: "This guy got caught !! It's so hard to see that happen … Prayers for @CarisLeVert. Quick recovery, brother !! "
James agreed with the way:" Young Fella prayers to you! Fast recovery and even str A blow will come soon! @CarisLeVert.
Paul added, "Prayers to @CarisLeVert. I've watched him play this season and I loved every bit of it! I hate it when it gets hurt.
Paul's Rockets teammate Gordon added, "@CarisLeVert I feel for this man. Had an incredible year. Pray for a guy. "
Portlands McCollum said," Prayers for @CarisLeVert. Man was really there every day. "
Kevin Love of The Cavs said:" Prayers for Caris LeVert. Have a damn season. Stay strong.
Dudley, who plays in his eleventh NBA season, expressed hope for LeVerts future. "The good thing is that players are recovering from that, coming back and having good careers, and I know he'll do that," Dudley said.