NBA rumors: Caris LeVert has surgery to treat kidney cancer

Caris LeVert underwent successful surgery on Monday to treat renal cell carcinoma of his left kidney. The surgery was performed by Dr. Jason Sprunger at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind.

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No further treatment is needed. Caris is expected to make a full recovery and will be out indefinitely. Further updates will be provided as needed.
Michael Scotto: Caris LeVert thanked everyone for their support regarding his health, the Brooklyn Nets for his tenure with the organization, and expressed excitement for his new journey with the Indiana Pacers on Instagram.

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LeVert, who has been ruled out indefinitely as he deals with the medical issue, spoke to reporters on Tuesday, explaining that if not for the trade, his medical condition likely wouldn’t have been discovered as soon as it was. “I didn’t have any symptoms. As you know, I was playing in games. I hadn’t missed any games this season yet,” LeVert said. “I was feeling 100 percent healthy, so in a way this trade definitely showed and revealed what was going on in my body. “I’m definitely looking at it from that side and definitely humbled to know that this trade could have possibly saved me in the long run.”
Tony East: More Pritchard on a LeVert timeline: "We will know more in the next 7 days... maybe 6 to 8 weeks he's picking up a basketball." Stresses that 6-8 weeks isn't a return timeline. After picking up a ball he will still need to get up to speed and get ready for games.
Eric Woodyard: Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard on status of Caris LeVert: "As soon as we found this out, all eyes were trying to help Caris." Pritchard says he has a magnetic personality. "This organization is going to step up," he said. No timetable on his return.
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. LeVert will undergo further medical tests and more details will follow as needed.
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