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Nets hoping to have Caris LeVert back ‘sometime in February’

Caris Levert, Nets

Despite being one of the hottest teams in the league right now, the Brooklyn Nets haven’t been at full strength this season after losing one of their best players, Caris LeVert, to injury in early November.

However, the Nets are hoping that he will be able to play as early as next month, as reported Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The Nets are hoping to get back guard Caris LeVert sometime in February, who has been out since mid-November with a dislocated right foot.

Caris LeVert suffered an ankle injury during the Nets’ game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on November 12 and was even carried off the floor on a stretcher.

The Brooklyn team later announced that the injury was a dislocated right foot with no fractures and only moderate ligament damage. They later added that they were expecting LeVert to return this season.

This comes as good news for Brooklyn, who learned over the past 24 hours that they would be missing Spencer Dinwiddle for at least three to six weeks due to a surgery to repair the torn ligaments in his thumb.

LeVert was in the midst of a breakout campaign for the Nets before the injury happened. He was averaging 18.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.2 steals. He was clearly the team’s best player and was making waves as a possible All-Star.

With Dinwiddie out and LeVert still a few weeks away from returning, the Nets will look to D’Angelo Russell to continue to lead the team on both ends of the floor.

Barring any setbacks, Brooklyn is expected to have a complete roster by the first or second week of March — just in time before the postseason.