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Monday, December 9, 2019

Caris LeVert to miss several weeks with thumb injury

Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert suffered a thumb injury on Sunday that forced him to sit out Tuesday night’s game against the Utah Jazz, and he is now going to miss an extended period of time.

LeVert underwent tests this week that revealed he has ligament damage in his right thumb, and Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that he will be sidelined for several weeks.

The Nets are signing veteran guard Iman Shumpert now that LeVert is expected to be out for several games.

LeVert is averaging 16.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists this season, so his absence will be tough for the Nets to overcome. Brooklyn considers him an important part of their core and signed him to an extension during the offseason that reflects that.

LeVert fell to the 20th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft because of foot issues, and he has battled his fair share of injuries since joining the Nets.



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