Nets' LeVert sustains apparent severe right leg injury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nets guard Caris LeVert sustained what appeared to be a severe right leg injury during the second quarter of Brooklyn's game against Minnesota on Monday night and was taken to a hospital.

LeVert was racing back to try to block a shot with 3.7 seconds remaining and his leg bent awkwardly when he landed. He spent several minutes on the court being attended by medical personnel while the crowd at Target Center fell silent. Timberwolves players huddled in prayer while Nets players surrounded their injured teammate, who was taken off the court on a stretcher with some Nets in tears.

Replays of the gruesome injury were not shown in the arena.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) is tended to after an injury during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
The ankle of Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) is seen after an injury during the second quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves of an NBA basketball game on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
The Brooklyn Nets watch as teammate guard Caris LeVert, not pictured, is checked on after an injury against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
El escolta de los Nets de Brooklyn, Caris LeVert (22), es atendido en la duela luego de sufrir una lesión en el tobillo durante el segundo cuarto de un juego de la contra los Timberwolves de Minnesota, el lunes 12 de noviembre de 2018, en Minneápolis. (AP Foto/Hannah Foslien)

The Nets said LeVert would undergo a full evaluation at the hospital and further updates would be issued as available.

LeVert, a former first-round pick in his third season, was averaging a team-leading 19 points entering the game. He had 10 points, five rebounds and four assists Monday.

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