Brooklyn Nets optimistic Caris LeVert will return before All-Star break
Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Caris LeVert has been sidelined due to a foot injury since November. However, there is some hope that he’ll be able to return before this season’s All-Star break, according to a report from ESPN Adrian Wojnarowski.
Brooklyn’s Caris LeVert (foot) will return to five on five practice soon and there’s optimism the gifted guard can return to Nets lineup prior to the All-Star Break, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 4, 2019
LeVert suffered his injury in a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He was stretchered off the court and X-Rays that were taken revealed a dislocated foot.
In recent days, LeVert has been practicing with his teammates, though he’s not taking much contact. There is still no timetable set, but it sounds like he’s recovering well.
“We’re not really talking about dates right now or recovery time,” LeVert told Michael Scotto of The Athletic in November. “We’re just, like I said, focused on each day, maximizing each day, get better each day.”
LeVert, now 24 years of age, has made 14 appearances with the Nets this season (all starts), racking up averages of 18.4 points on 47.5 percent shooting from the field (31.1 percent from beyond the arc), 4.3 rebounds, and 3.7 assists in 29.7 minutes per outing.
In other Nets-related injury news, Spencer Dinwiddie underwent successful surgery in January to repair ligaments in his right thumb and remains without an official timetable for return. Jared Dudley, who’s dealing with a hamstring injury, isn’t expected to play until after the All-Star break.
The Nets (28-26 and 4th in the Atlantic Division) will be back in action on Monday, when they’ll welcome the Milwaukee Bucks to town. Tip-off inside the Barclays Center is set for 7:30 p.m. ET, with NBA TV having live broadcast coverage.