NEW YORK -- It was a seemingly routine defensive play when Caris LeVert jumped to contest a layup attempt by Josh Okogie on Monday night in Minnesota during the final seconds before halftime.
Then it turned into a serious leg injury and one that appeared to be season-ending. On Tuesday, the Nets received the best possible news when team orthopedist Dr. Martin O'Malley diagnosed LeVert with a subtalar dislocation of the right foot.
LeVert will not play Wednesday when the Nets return from a four-game road trip and host the Miami Heat, but Brooklyn can feel relieved about the diagnosis.
The Nets did not release an approximate timeline of LeVert's rehab but said he will not require surgery.
"Fortunately, tests performed this morning revealed that there are no fractures and only moderate ligament damage," said Dr. O'Malley, who also performed LeVert's foot surgery in March 2016. "While the optics of this injury may have appeared to be more severe, surgery will not be required. >> Read more
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