It doesn't matter which team you support; this is the absolute last thing you ever want to see. After going up in the air to contest a drive to the basket against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Brooklyn Nets wing Caris LeVert came down awkwardly. And what was immediately apparent from those all around him was that he had suffered a significant and devastating injury to his lower leg or ankle. Be warned that this video is gruesome:
Caris LeVert injury alert. Gruesome injury. Be advised. pic.twitter.com/mdST0CxA8R— Jimmy Clarke (@JimmyClarke) November 13, 2018
Just awful, awful stuff for a young player on the rise.
It's too early to know just what this means for LeVert or his team, but the video just doesn't look good at all. There's no way to spin this; it's perfectly likely that the 24-year-old will be out for the season.
Sight of Caris LeVert's leg injury in Minnesota shook everyone on court. He has rapidly emerged into the cornerstone player of Nets rebuild -- and been spectacular this season. He fought foot injuries at U of Michigan. He's been everything they've wanted in a young player.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 13, 2018
You never want to see this happen to anyone, famous athlete or not. The sports world is gutted for Caris LeVert, and collective fingers will be crossed as we all hope for the greatest possible recovery in the wake of such a terrible setback.