Former Michigan star Caris LeVert receives troubling diagnosis following trade physical
Caris LeVert’s NBA season has been put on hold indefinitely following a troubling diagnosis on Saturday.
The former Michigan star has been in the NBA and played his first four years for the Brooklyn Nets. He also started this year with the Nets but was involved in the recent trade for Brooklyn to acquire James Harden. LeVert was dealt to the Indiana Pacers in that deal.
During his physical for that trade, doctors discovered a mass on his kidney, according to an official release by the Pacers. More testing will be done to determine the extent of the issue and future treatment plans, but the trade was still finalized with LeVert a new member of the Pacers.
“On behalf of my family and myself, we want to thank the Indiana Pacers for their support and guidance,” LeVert said via the release. “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.”
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
LeVert played four seasons for the Wolverines but was limited with injuries over the latter part of his career. He was a freshman in 2012-13 when Michigan played for the national title. He helped lead the team to a B1G regular-season title in 2013-14 when he started 37 games and averaged 12.9 points per game.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to LeVert and his family as they tackle this setback.