The team informed that during the physical tests, an MRI showed a small mass in LeVert’s kidney which will keep him on the sidelines for an indefinite period of time. In the meantime, LeVert will undergo more medical tests and the team will provide more details about his situation.
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. LeVert will undergo further medical tests and more details will follow as needed.https://t.co/3HSGQLXTvD
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) January 16, 2021
Despite the results on the medical tests, the Pacers went through with the trade because of what they believe LeVert can bring to the organization in the near future and will support him as he recovers from his health situation.
Following comes from the Pacers’ President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard in the team statement:
“We acquired Caris because of who he is as a young man first and foremost. 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 was averaging 18.5 points and 6.0 assists in 27.8 minutes per game as the main threat the Brooklyn Nets had off the bench at the start of the season.