Nets’ Caris LeVert Sidelined For 4-6 Weeks Following Thumb Surgery

Nets' shooting guard Caris LeVert. Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Variety/REX/Shutterstock

Brooklyn Nets now have another injury to overcome. The team announced on Thursday that shooting guard Caris LeVert underwent thumb surgery and he will miss four to six weeks recovering.

LeVert was initially out of Nets’ lineup in the past couple of games with what the team thought was a minor sprain. However, further tests showed that the 25-year-old is dealing with torn ligaments.

In a short statement about the procedure, Nets said that they will continue to provide updates regarding LeVert’s status “as appropriate.”

After improving in each of the past two seasons, Caris LeVert entered the 2019/2020 as one of Brooklyn Nets’ key players. He is currently averaging 16.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game, all of which are career highs.

After losing LeVert, the Nets have reportedly decided to dip into the free agents market and sign former Cleveland Cavaliers’ shooting guard Iman Shumpert. Shumpert was engaged in contract negotiations with Houston Rockets for the better part of the offseason, but the two sides couldn’t agree on a deal.