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.
Caris LeVert (right thumb sprain) is OUT for tomorrow’s game against the #Jazz.— Chris Milholen (@CMilholenSB) November 11, 2019
Later, Brian Lewis tweeted out a bit of a medical update.
Caris LeVert got an x-ray on his thumb last night and will have an MRI today or tomorrow. #Nets— Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) November 11, 2019
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.
- Nets’ Caris LeVert out Tuesday vs. Jazz - Nick Wojton - SNY
- Caris LeVert ruled out for Nets as injury watch begins - Brian Lewis - New York Post