Brooklyn Nets forward Caris Levert was stretchered off the court Tuesday after suffering a gruesome leg injury against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The injury occured seconds before halftime, with LeVert landing awkwardly after attempting a block on Timberwolves' rookie Josh Okogie.
Caris LeVert stretchered off court after suffering gruesome leg injury 🙏 pic.twitter.com/SJTVrtZDTY- Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 13, 2018
Players from both teams were shaken by the incident, with LeVert visibly distressed as he was wheeled off the court.
LeVert was enjoying a breakout season for the Nets, averaging career-highs in points (19), rebounds (4.2), steals (1.3) and minutes (30.8).
Sight of Caris LeVert's leg injury in Minnesota shook everyone on court. He has rapidly emerged into the cornerstone player of Nets rebuild -- and been spectacular this season. He fought foot injuries at U of Michigan. He's been everything they've wanted in a young player.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 13, 2018
Have been working on a LeVert feature. I can't overstate how much the Nets love him as a person almost even more than as a player. Interviewed him twice, certainly seems like a great guy. They consider him the keystone of what they are building. Just a devastating injury.- Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) November 13, 2018
An eerie hush falls over the Target Center crowd as Caris Levert crashes to the ground with a serious leg injury. Stretcher immediately comes out. Scary situation.- Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) November 13, 2018
This guy has been hooping!! its so tough to see that happen... Prayers up for @CarisLeVert 🙏🏼 Speedy recovery bro!!- Kristaps Porzingis (@kporzee) November 13, 2018
I HATE injuries! Prayers up for Caris LeVert!- DWade (@DwyaneWade) November 13, 2018
The details of LeVert's injury are yet to be confirmed, but we will update you as information is made available.