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Nets’ LeVert suffers severe leg injury in 1st half

MINNEAPOLIS — Brooklyn NetsCaris LeVert was stretchered off the court against the Minnesota Timberwolves after significantly injuring his leg on Monday.

The injury occurred with 3.7 seconds remaining in the first half of the game. The Nets announced that after he was assisted off the court, LeVert was taken to a local hospital by ambulance for further evaluation.

LeVert came down hard on his right leg after colliding with Jeff Teauge on an attempted chase-down block. He sat up and looked down at his leg, before laying back down on the court and placing his hands on his forehead in apparent pain.

The arena was silent as medics attended to LeVert, who had 10 points, five assists and four rebounds when he exited the game.

His teammates huddled together as LeVert was attended to and taken to the locker room.

LeVert is no stranger to health adversity: his junior and senior years at Michigan were ended prematurely by injuries.

LeVert has emerged as one of the NBA’s young breakout stars this season, blossoming into a cornerstone of the Nets’ rebuild. He entered Monday’s game averaging 19 points, 3.7 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game.

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