Nets' LeVert has surgery to repair right thumb ligaments

NBA.com Global on Nov 15, 2019 07:33 AM
Nets' LeVert has surgery to repair right thumb ligaments
FILE - BROOKLYN, NY - APRIL 20: Caris LeVert #22 of the Brooklyn Nets passes the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers during Game Four of Round One of the 2019 NBA Playoffs on April 20, 2019 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert has undergone surgery to repair ligaments in his right thumb.

LeVert was hurt Sunday (Monday, PHL time) in Phoenix and missed his first game of the season Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) in Utah. He returned to New York and had the procedure Thursday (Friday, PHL time) at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

The Nets did not give a timetable for his return, saying only that updates will be provided as appropriate.

LeVert is averaging 16.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists. He missed half of last season with a dislocated right foot.

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