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Injury Update: Caris LeVert out Tuesday vs. Jazz with a thumb injury

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Caris LeVert will miss Tuesday night’s game against the Utah Jazz due to a sprained right thumb, the team announced. Brian Lewis of the NY Post reported that LeVert had his thumb examined on Thursday after the Nets’ game against the Suns.

LeVert took a pretty hard fall - hence, the sprained thumb.

Later, Brian Lewis tweeted out a bit of a medical update.

LeVert suffered the initial injury in the first half of Sunday’s loss in Phoenix.

“It first happened in the second quarter, and it got banged again in the third quarter. So it happened a couple times,” LeVert said. “It happened on a back cut, got banged.”

LeVert, 25, is averaging career-highs in points, 16.8, and minutes, 31.6, per game.

Obviously, there’s a chance he misses more time, as the Nets play three times on the road this week. We’ll continue to update as we learn more.