The Indiana Pacers confirmed swingman Caris LeVert had successful surgery to treat a renal cell carcinoma of his left kidney.
LeVert will be out indefinitely and is expected to make a full recovery from the procedure.
OFFICIAL: Caris LeVert underwent successful surgery to treat renal cell carcinoma of his left kidney. No further treatment is needed. Caris is expected to make a full recovery and will be out indefinitely. https://t.co/5UAOhdzAj9— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) January 26, 2021
LeVert, who was acquired by the Pacers in the four-team trade that sent James Harden from the Houston Rockets to the Brooklyn Nets, was diagnosed with a mass on his left kidney.
"Very grateful for such support, I've received,'' LeVert said. ''It's from not only the Pacers players, but the front office, the fans, and everybody associated with this program."
Prior to the trade, 'Vert' was averaging 18.5 points, 6.0 assists and 4.3 rebounds in 2020-21, the last two categories being career bests.