New Indiana Pacers Guard Caris LeVert ‘Out Indefinitely After…MRI Revealed A Small Mass On His Left Kidney’
Caris LeVert started out this NBA season ballin’. The newly acquired Indiana Pacers guard, who was a part of that trade that sent James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets (as ESPN reports), was putting up numbers with the Nets.
So far this season, LeVert was averaging 18.5 points, 6 assists, and 4.3 rebounds per game.
LeVert also had “a breakout run in The NBA Bubble” per Bleacher Report:
All that production on the court will have to be put on hold, for now, with the Pacers. Because off-the-court, during a physical on him before the trade could be finalized, the Pacers released a statement that “a small mass on his left kidney” was discovered.
“Caris LeVert will be out indefinitely after an MRI revealed a small mass on his left kidney during a physical prior to finalizing the four-team trade with Brooklyn, Houston and Cleveland,” The Indiana Pacers said in a statement on the status of LeVert. “LeVert will undergo further medical tests and more details will follow as needed.”
It looks like the Pacers are rallying behind their new guard, supporting him through this process. Pacers’ president of basketball operations, Kevin Pritchard had this to say about LeVert:
“We acquired Caris because of who he is as a young man first and foremost,” Prithcard said in a statement. “His basketball skill and on court play speaks for itself and we know he has a great career ahead of him. We will support Caris through this time and know that he will join us on the court as soon as he is able.”
LeVert is grateful for the Pacers during this time and is excited to get back on the court ASAP.
People are sending prayers and thoughts up for LeVert:
LeVert also recently announced he is now a part of the Jordan family:
And if that yellow and blue looks familiar on LeVert, you’re not going crazy. If you can remember, the guard donned the maize and blue as a Michigan Wolverine.
And, get this, after Twitter was circulating about how LeVert was going to the Pacers, there were Tweets about how the team actually drafted him (even though technically the Nets got him through a trade per reporter Scott Agness). Either way, he’s back to the the team that technically drafted him.
We hope LeVert has a healthy and speedy recovery.
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