New Pacers guard Caris LeVert out indefinitely after small mass found on kidney

Quinton Mayo
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Pacers' LeVert out indefinitely after small mass found on kidney originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

New Indiana Pacers guard Caris LeVert will be out indefinitely after an MRI revealed a small mass on his left kidney, the team announced Saturday evening.

The discovery was made "prior to the team finalizing the four-team trade with Brooklyn, Houston and Cleveland. LeVert will undergo further medical tests and more details will follow as needed," the team said.

"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," LeVert said in a statement.

As of right now, it seems as though the trade will remain in place, as it was officially consummated Saturday afternoon, and the Pacers are looking forward to LeVert's contributions on the floor.

"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," Pacers President of Basketball Operations, Kevin Pritchard said. "We will support Caris through this time and know that he will join us on the court as soon as he is able."

LeVert, 26, averaged 18.5 points, 6.0 assists, and 4.3 rebounds through 12 games with the Nets this season.