Nets’ LeVert expected to return this season after nasty spill

Nets guard Caris LeVert is averaging career-highs in points and rebounds through 14 games.

Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert miraculously may play again this season after suffering what most thought was a career-altering injury.

The Nets revealed that LeVert, who was taken off the floor on a stretcher during Monday’s loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, suffered a dislocated right foot. Video from the incident seemed to display something much worse.

Not so, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, who reported that LeVert “is expected to return this season.”

That’s good news for both the Nets and LeVert, who has been on the fast track to a career season. He received an outpouring of support from fans and players league-wide after suffering his fall and being taken to a Minneapolis hospital on Monday.

LeVert, 24, is averaging career-highs of 18.4 points and 4.3 rebounds through the first 14 games. He was originally drafted by the Indiana Pacers with the No. 20 overall pick in 2016, then traded to Brooklyn, where he has spent his entire pro career.