Caris Levert just broke his ankle

Submitted by Streetchemist on November 12th, 2018 at 9:06 PM

just saw it happen live. Brutal. Very similar to the Hayward injury

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Jevy

November 12th, 2018 at 9:12 PM ^

Finally got a chance to tune in and watch him for the first time this year and saw that within the first 5 minutes. Feel absolutely terrible for him, he had been having a great season. 

Lou MacAdoo

November 12th, 2018 at 9:14 PM ^

Come on man!! This dude just can’t go a year without a horrible injury. He was playing so well too. I was really looking forward to a year of good health coinciding with a breakout season.

Number 7

November 12th, 2018 at 9:17 PM ^

I just flipped over to YES to check on the score, saw a crowd of trainers -- and a stretcher -- around a player underneath the basket, with the camera panning around the glum faces of players on both teams, and my first thought was "crap, It's got to be Caris."  

MGoCali

November 13th, 2018 at 12:13 AM ^

Not likely. When one joint goes it's the place that dissipates all the torque. A catastrophic injury in two joints at the same time is very rare. Looking at the video that you posted below, it looks like it's an illusion from the knee turning out as the ankle gives way.

An analogous thing is when you try to tear a paper into three pieces. Take a sheet of paper and tear it slowly along 1/3 lines until there is a small bit left connecting each slit. Then pull on each end of the paper at the outside edges, one of the slits will give out first leaving the other in tact. Similar concept here. 

stephenrjking

November 12th, 2018 at 9:36 PM ^

Ugh. 

I’ve broken my ankle like that (bent the other way, but yeah). Hurts a lot, obviously. I hope that the ligament damage isn’t too severe; that’s harder to heal than the bones. 

The timing is awful. He is emerging, but hasn’t yet put up a full year to be established. 

Ugh. 

Michigasling

November 12th, 2018 at 11:33 PM ^

Can't answer your question, but had the late news on (in NYC) and the promo for sports after the break was... bad news for Caris.  With a shot of him on his back holding his hands over his head.

I figured I'd turn to MGoBlog to commiserate, knowing you'd all know.  Crushing.

Last season a friend got Nets tix on poster day. Going through the turnstile I asked the poster-lady who was on it. "Not Caris?," I said. "No thanks."  She answered "Yeah, everybody loves Caris."  And she was talking about Nets fans, Brooklynites, even before he started showing what he could do.

Sports report back. Describing Caris as a future all-star.  Shots of people with heads in their hands, some look like they're weeping.  They're not Caris, they're his fans and teammates.  

buddhafrog

November 13th, 2018 at 6:14 AM ^

Dude is a beast. Great talent, but I feel that more than most, his focused optimism, hard work, and persistence were more important for his ascendance than most players in the NBA. He outperformed at every level and literally almost every single year. And always with positivity. Just an incredible dude. A Michigan Man.

M-Lemon

November 13th, 2018 at 7:17 AM ^

When I saw a headline that Caris LeVert had been taken to the hospital, my first thought was of another NBA great:  Reggie Lewis.  Puts a broken ankle in perspective.