Kenny Atkinson won’t commit to a return date for Caris LeVert, but progress has been good
Just two months following a career-threatening foot injury, people are already talking about a potential return to the court for Brooklyn Nets stud Caris LeVert.
Team head coach Kenny Atkinson was recently asked about the timetable of his up and coming star, and while the 51-year-old coach shared how LeVert’s road to recovery has been without incident, Atkinson refused to pencil in a return date for the 6-foot-7 guard.
“I’m not going to speculate,” Atkinson said, via Brian Lewis of the New York Post. “I don’t want to give you something and be wrong. That’s the last thing I want to do. No specific update.
“[He’s] progressing. I know he had another great workout [Friday]. That’s as far as my medical background goes, but progressing nicely.”
This is definitely encouraging news, but given how the Nets are notoriously guarded when it comes to providing updates on their injured players, it is somewhat understandable — albeit a little bit frustrating — that Atkinson remains noncommittal.
However, given the type of injury he suffered, sometime in the middle of February would probably be a realistic target date for LeVert’s return.
It is also worth noting that the Nets are currently sitting on the sixth spot in the East with a 24-23 record. The Nets are hoping to make it to the Playoffs this season, and it’s certainly going to be a very tight race all the way to the end of the regular season. How the Nets fare in the next few weeks will likely play a big part in how soon the team decide to bring LeVert back.