Nets say LeVert could return from foot injury this season

Nets' Caris LeVert suffers devastating leg injury

We've got the scary video of the gruesome injury.

Brooklyn Nets' Caris LeVert was having a sensational breakout season in his young National Basketball Association career until he picked up a horrifying right leg injury in the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, November 13 (Monday, US time).

LeVert's injury initially appeared similar to the severe leg injuries suffered in recent years by Paul George and Gordon Hayward, and players prayed and some were in tears as a stretcher was brought onto the court to take LeVert to a hospital.

LeVert doesn't require surgery on his dislocated right foot and is expected to return to play this season, the team announced Tuesday.

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

O'Malley has a long history with LeVert. LeVert, as it turns out, is (relatively) OK, and even is expected to return this season.

LeVert was enjoying a breakout season prior to Monday's injury.

A few hours after losing LeVert and then losing to the Timberwolves 120-113, teammates and staffers, while boarding the flight home, were equally stunned and rejoiced to see their franchise cornerstone headed back to Brooklyn.

LeVert nailed a game-winning shot in the final seconds on the road against the Denver Nuggets last week, his second game-winner of the season.

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