Caris LeVert set to rejoin Nets after foot injury

ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 08, 2019 07:12 AM
Caris LeVert set to rejoin Nets after foot injury
FILE - ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 12: Caris LeVert #22 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots the ball during the game against the Atlanta Hawks on January 12, 2018 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — Caris LeVert is set to rejoin the Brooklyn Nets after missing nearly three months with a dislocated right foot.

Coach Kenny Atkinson says LeVert “is in” for the Nets’ home game on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) against the Chicago Bulls.

LeVert was leading the Nets in scoring with 18.4 points per game when he sustained a gruesome injury Nov. 12 (Nov. 13, PHL time) at Minnesota. He was taken off the floor on a stretcher, but it was quickly determined the damage wasn’t as bad as originally feared. LeVert returned to practice this week.

Brooklyn has surprisingly surged into playoff contention during the guard’s 42-game absence, sitting in sixth place in the Eastern Conference with 29 wins, one more than it had all of last season.

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