Pacers' Caris LeVert Out Indefinetly After Small Mass Found Kidney

The Indiana Pacers were excited as ever to receive shooting guard Caris LeVert in a four-team trade that saw them deal Victor Oladipo, and it turns out they may be waiting a long time before LeVert gets a chance to make his debut.

It's been reported on Saturday that doctor's have found a small mass on LeVert's kidney when they were completing the standard physical upon arrival to his new team. What a scary situation and one that makes you think, what if LeVert wasn't traded and wasn't scheduled for a physical until next season's training camp?

LeVert had this to say in a statement he released and just wanted to show his gratitude to the health professionals:

On behalf of my family and myself, we want to thank the Indiana Pacers for their support and guidance. We are grateful for their extreme thoroughness during the physical process, and I am looking forward to joining the team and being part of this great organization as soon as possible.


The Pacers receive an additional second-round pick from the Nets because of the news, which is far from beyond the point here.

We wish LeVert a speedy recovery and hopefully he knows all of the NBA family is thinking about him and his family. Can't wait to see him back on the court soon!

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