LeVert (foot) has progressed to light shooting, Anthony Puccio of Nets Daily reports. Video emerged Wednesday of LeVert getting shots up at a morning shootaround, so things appear to be trending positively in the guard's recovery. LeVert has been working back from a dislocated right foot since mid-November, with an initial return period set for early February. There's been nothing to indicate that timetable has changed.
LeVert was diagnosed Tuesday with a dislocated right foot and is expected to make a return this season, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. This is great news for LeVert considering how gruesome the injury initially appeared, and the lack of surgery will make for a much faster rehab process for the swingman. It's still an unfortunate setback for LeVert, who was in the midst of a breakout season with the Nets. The team will likely have an update on his timetable shortly, but for now, Allen Crabbe and DeMarre Carroll should both be in line for extended roles on the wing in LeVert's absence.
LeVert was forced to leave the court in a wheelchair after suffering what appears to be a significant ankle injury Monday against Minnesota, Kent Youngblood of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. LeVert went down in a heap and was unable to make it off the court without assistance. It's safe to assume he won't return to Monday's contest, and his availability for the remainder of the season is certainly a concern at this point. The team hasn't released any details regarding the injury just yet, but expect more information to surface after further evaluation. DeMarre Carroll and Allen Crabbe would likely see an uptick in playing time if LeVert is indeed sidelined for an extended period of time.
LeVert is not on the Nets' injury report in advance of Monday's game against the Timberwolves. LeVert tweaked his knee during Saturday's loss to the Warriors, but he downplayed the issue afterward, and the fact that he never landed on the injury report indicates that it's nothing serious.
LeVert exited midway through the third quarter of Saturday's 116-100 loss to the Warriors with a knee injury and didn't return, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports. "It feels OK," LeVert said of his knee after the game. "I just fell on it a little bit, but I'll be fine for the next game." LeVert had been playing through a head cold coming into the day and finished with just four points (1-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-4 FT) and two rebounds across 21 minutes before departing. It sounds like LeVert's removal was mostly precautionary, as coach Kenny Atkinson confirmed after the contest that the young guard should be good to go for Monday's game in Minnesota. LeVert's early departure Saturday opened up more run off the bench for Shabazz Napier, who tallied 14 points (4-7 FG, 6-9 FT), one rebound, one assist and one steal in 20 minutes.
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