Indiana’s Caris LeVert Expected To Make Full Recovery From Kidney Cancer

On a day where tributes continue to flow for the one year anniversary of the passing of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, and seven others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, there is a nice NBA story to report, easing the pain albeit slightly.

We heard the news last week that Caris LeVert would be out indefinitely after mandatory physicals (in his trade to Indiana) revealed a mass on his left kidney.

Further scans revealed that LeVert had renal cell carcinoma – a form of kidney cancer.

Today, the Pacers announced that LeVert had surgery yesterday to remove the mass, and that it was a success. They also said that the guard is expected to make a full recovery, and does not require any further treatment at this stage.

As it stands, LeVert getting traded to the Pacers, and then having that physical was a moment of sheer luck, and one that may end up having saved his life.