BROOKLYN'S Caris LeVert suffered a horrific leg injury after landing awkwardly in an National Basketball Association game this morning.
Team orthopedist Martin O'Malley determined LeVert incurred only "moderate" ligament damage in the second quarter of Monday's game against the Timberwolves. LeVert sat up and looked at his leg before lying back down and placing his hands on his forehead in apparent pain. He was eventually taken off the court via stretcher to be checked out and got a round of supportive applause from the crowd. There was nothing to be said.More news: Trump Defends Missing WWI Memorial Ceremony
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Judging from the gravity of the situation, LeVert's injury was compared to that of Gordon Hayward who picked up a season-ending injury in the 6th minute of his debut game in the Boston Celtics in 2017, which was also the team's season opener.
The 24-year-old guard is producing at a career-best level and, with all of the caveats that accompany a 13-game sample, LeVert appears poised for a full-fledged breakout this season. He entered Monday's game averaging 19 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game.