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Caris LeVert to miss time with thumb injury

Caris LeVert

Nets SF/SG Caris Levert will miss several weeks after a thumb injury to his right hand.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported on Thursday that LeVert has undergone surgery. It is currently unknown exactly how long the injury will keep him out of the lineup.

This is far from the first injury LeVert has suffered. He dealt with leg and foot injuries in college, which caused his draft stock to fall. Last year he went down with a particularly bad ankle injury. The injury was ruled a dislocation of the right foot. It kept him out for 42 games; more than half the season.

LeVert is showing signs of being a rising star in the NBA when he can stay healthy. In his 40 games last year, he averaged 13.7 points per game on almost 43 percent shooting. The only real hole in his game is his three point shooting. He has never shot above 34.7 percent since coming into the league in 2016.

The Brooklyn Nets are struggling early this season with a 4-6 record through 10 games. They just signed guard Iman Shumpert, who will likely see increased playing time since LeVert has been sidelined.

Brooklyn continues their season Thursday night against the Denver Nuggets.

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