Nets’ Caris LeVert was able to walk 14 days after nasty foot dislocation
Back in November, Brooklyn Nets wing Caris LeVert suffered a gruesome foot dislocation that has kept him sidelined ever since.
However, in spite of how awful the injury looked, Caris LeVert amazingly did not suffer any ligament damage, and two weeks after the injury, he was up and walking.
“I was walking like a couple of weeks after the injury, and that kind of kept me positive because no one likes to be on crutches,” LeVert told reporters on Tuesday, via Michael Scotto of The Athletic.
LeVert added that while there is no specific date for his return, he wants to get back on the floor as soon as possible.
In the 14 games in which he played prior to the injury, LeVert averaged 18.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.2 steals in over 29.7 minutes of action. He was also shooting 47.5 percent from the floor, 31.1 percent from 3-point range and 72.1 percent from the free-throw line.
The 24-year-old, who played his collegiate basketball at the University of Michigan, was originally selected by the Indiana Pacers in the first round (20th pick overall) of the 2016 NBA Draft but was immediately traded to the Nets.
He played in 57 games during his rookie campaign, making 26 starts. During that time, LeVert registered 8.2 points and 3.3 boards across 21.7 minutes a night.
The following year, LeVert made 71 appearances and 10 starts, recording 12.1 points, 4.2 assists and 3.7 boards through 26.3 minutes per contest while making 43.5 percent of his shots, 34.7 percent of his triples and 71.1 percent of his foul shots.
The Nets have now lost three games in a row after a surprisingly impressive stretch.