Nets forward Caris LeVert suffered a gruesome leg injury against the Timberwolves on Tuesday.
The Nets termed it a right leg injury and said LeVert has been taken to a hospital for further evaluation.
UPDATE: Caris LeVert sustained a right leg injury and is being taken to a local hospital where he will undergo a full evaluation. Further updates will be issued as available.
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) November 13, 2018
The injury occurred just before halftime when LeVert attempted to block Minnesota guard Josh Okogie’s shot as he drove to the basket. LeVert landed awkwardly and his ankle appeared to turn the wrong way.
LeVert scored 10 points and grabbed four rebounds before the injury. He left the court on a stretcher.
Caris LeVert stretchered off court after suffering gruesome leg injury 🙏 pic.twitter.com/SJTVrtZDTY
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 13, 2018
The 24-year-old wing had been a breakout player for the Nets this season. He entered play Tuesday averaging 19 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 13 games.
LeVert was originally selected by Brooklyn with the 20th pick in the 2016 draft. He tallied 12.1 points per game in 2017-18.