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Caris LeVert has been one of the bright stars of the early NBA season, posting 19 points, 3.7 assists and 4.2 rebounds in 30.8 minutes a night for the Brooklyn Nets. But during their game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night, LaVert suffered a right leg injury that required him to be stretchered off.
Below is the video of the injury. VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED
WARNING VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED: Caris LeVert sustained a gruesome right leg injury and is being taken to a local Minneapolis hospital where he will undergo a full evaluation, according to the Brooklyn Nets. Prayers go out to the 24-year-old rising star. pic.twitter.com/WIgSysarZY
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) November 13, 2018
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, LeVert was then taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation.
The Nets would go on to lose the game 120-113, but there were bigger things on the minds of the players and coaching staff.
“He’s the heart and soul of our program, so really tough blow,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said after the game. “Our only thoughts are with him, nothing else matters tonight. Game doesn’t matter tonight, that’s it.”
“I hate seeing things like that, he’s such a young talent, he’s been having a great year, so disappointing, I just hope everything it OK,” Timberwolves power forward Taj Gibson said postgame. “I hope it’s not as bad as it looked, I’m praying for him.”
Not only did players and coaches that took part in the game offer their support for LaVert, players from around the league chimed in on Twitter to offer their support to the young player.
Among those that offered their support was New York Knicks standout forward Kristaps Porzingis, who suffered a season-ending injury last season after putting up All-Star numbers.
“This guy has been hooping,” Porzingis tweeted out. “It’s so tough to see that happen…prayers up for [LaVert], speedy recovery bro!”