);
Brooklyn Nets

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

caris-levert-111318-ftr-getty.jpg
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.

More from NBA.com

larry-bird-bill-russell-paul-pierce-082119-ftr-nba-getty
Drafting the best all-time Celtics
NBA.com Staff
giannis-082119-ftr-getty.jpg
Is Giannis only at 60% of his potential?
Micah Adams and Scott Rafferty
nba2k20-event-ftr.jpg
What goes into NBA players' 2K ratings?
Kyle Irving
getimage.ashx-22.jpeg
Nurse on Siakam: 'His next step in progression is being the man'
Scott Rafferty
cory-joseph-082019-ftr-getty.jpg
Nurse says reports of Joseph withdrawing are 'incorrect'
Scott Rafferty
patty-mills-jonas-valanciunas-maurice-ndour-081819-ftr-nba-getty
Who does Canada face during pool play?
Gilbert McGregor
More News