The gruesome injury occurred in the final seconds of the first half of the Timberwolves' 120-113 win against the Nets on Monday at Target Center in Minneapolis.
LeVert went airborne on a defensive play during the sequence. Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie was going coast-to-coast on a breakaway. Okogie jumped and made contact with LeVert before both players crashed to the floor. Okogie was helped to his feet, while LeVert stayed grounded, writhing in pain with his hands over his face.
LeVert clutched his right leg during the play. He was taken to a local Minneapolis hospital for further evaluation after leaving the arena on a stretcher.
Nets and Timberwolves players were visibly upset as Caris LeVert was tended to and carted off with an apparent right ankle injury. pic.twitter.com/VwAPTDHOqM— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 13, 2018
"He's the heart and soul of our program," Nets coach Kenny Atkinson told reporters. "It's a really tough blow .. He had a fantastic start to the season. He has obviously made a huge jump. I just know Caris, if anyone is coming back for us, knowing the man, the character, the person, the player, he'll come back from this. Tough blow for the Nets. Our only thoughts are with him. Nothing else matters. Game doesn't matter tonight."
Several NBA stars reached out to LeVert following the injury.
Caris LeVert injures his knee and would be taken off the court by a stretcher. Awful news for the #Nets. Looks like it could be season ending. Injury came with 3.7 seconds left in the first half. #WeGoHard pic.twitter.com/LC7AIUdoKb— Mike Cianciolo (@MikeCianciolo) November 13, 2018
LeVert had 10 points, five rebounds and four assists in 16:42 during the loss.