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Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert diagnosed with dislocated right foot, expected to return this season

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Caris LeVert (NBA Getty Images)

Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert suffered a gruesome leg injury against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, but he is expected to make a return this season.

In a press release on Tuesday, the Nets announced that LeVert has been diagnosed with a "subtalar dislocation of the right foot." The 24-year-old suffered no fractures and "only moderate ligament damage," and will not need surgery.

"Caris will begin a period of rehabilitation with the Nets' performance staff, following which he is expected to return to full strength and resume all basketball activities without any limitations this season," Nets' Team Orthopedist Dr. Martin O'Malley said.

An early Most Improved Player candidate, LeVert has appeared in 14 games with the Nets this season with averages of 18.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.2 steals per contest.

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