Caris LeVert sustains gruesome injury, National Basketball Association community reacts

Caris LeVert sustains gruesome injury, National Basketball Association community reacts

Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose has been on the court for three of the most gruesome National Basketball Association leg injuries, the most recent being the leg injury Nets guard Caris LeVert suffered Monday night against Minnesota. He entered Monday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves averaging 19.0 points and shooting at a stellar 48 percent from the field.

Of course, the news that surgery will not be required is incredible given the optics of the injury as it appeared to be a gruesome injury given the reaction of LeVert after the play.

LeVert had injuries in college that ended his junior and senior seasons. He was carried off of the court on a stretcher and immediately taken to a nearby hospital for further evaluation.

LeVert was in the midst of a breakout season for the Nets, one that sadly appears to have come to an end. He is the only player in the league this season to convert multiple game-winning baskets with less than 10 seconds remaining in regulation or overtime.

LeVert's right leg buckled upon hitting the court following a block attempt.

"There was really just no words", teammate Joe Harris said after the game. I don't even think we talked when we came in at halftime.

Great news for a young player who's on the rise. How will the system have to be adjusted to accommodate for the loss of their leading scorer and go-to threat in close, late situations?

With the worst outcome averted for Caris LeVert, that fact alone should give the Brooklyn Nets a boost. LeVert sat up and looked at his leg before lying back down and placing his hands on his forehead in apparent pain.

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