As he was being cared for, his teammates stared on from the bench - some very visibly distraught over their teammate - before several went to wish him well as he was taken from the court.
"While the optics of this injury may have appeared to be more severe, surgery will not be required".
LeVert exited Monday's contest against the Timberwolves on a stretcher after suffering a gruesome injury during the second quarter which left the National Basketball Association world stunned.
Following Monday's game, Atkinson called LeVert "the heart and soul of our program" during a brief postgame media session.
Replays of the gruesome injury were not shown in the arena.
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LeVert scored 10 points before getting hurt.
He wound up playing 57 games as a rookie, starting 26, and averaged 8.2 points and 3.3 rebounds in 21.7 minutes per game on shooting of.450/.321/.720.
Unfortunately, LeVert's progress may be derailed by an injury suffered late in the second quarter of Monday's game against the Miami Heat.
On the four-game road trip that ended in Minnesota, LeVert scored 26 points in a win at Phoenix, then delivered his second game-winner of the season on Friday night in Denver. The University of MI alum has been having a great season so far and has been averaging 19 points, 3.7 assists and 4.2 rebounds in the 13 games he's played for the Nets in 2018.