Caris LeVert cleared after cancerous growth removed

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Giannis Askounis

12/Mar/21 17:22

A few weeks after undergoing surgery to remove a small mass on his left kidney, Caris LeVert is ready to return to action

By Johnny Askounis/

Caris LeVert will debut with the Indiana Pacers this weekend, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

LeVert, 26, was sidelined in January after an MRI revealed a small mass on his left kidney. He underwent surgery to treat renal cell carcinoma on the kidney a week later and was expected to make a full recovery.

The physical revealing cancerous growth was part of finalizing his trade to the Indiana Pacers in the four-team deal moving James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets.

He has been ramping up in recent practices and is projected to be available against the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, in the middle of a four-day three-game road trip.

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