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INDIANAPOLIS – It’s the trade that possibly saved Caris LeVert’s life.

And now the comeback for LeVert to return doing what he loves can officially begin.

On Monday, LeVert had ‘successful surgery’ for renal cell carcinoma, which is known as kidney cancer, for the small mass that was discovered during his team physical two weeks ago.

The Pacers sent out the following team release with the details on LeVert’s surgery:

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. 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.

The news of LeVert making a full recovery is awesome.

Kevin Pritchard mentioned last week that it was critical doctors found the mass early enough to where a full recovery is now possible.

If everything goes according to plan, it’s possible that LeVert could begin picking up a basketball again around mid-March.

“It’s definitely been some trying times for sure for myself and my family,” LeVert said last week about all the emotions that have developed since he was traded back on January 13th. “From being traded, to finding out the news about my body and what’s going on, I’m just very grateful for such support that I’ve received from Pacers players, the front office, the fans, everybody associated with this program and my family and my friends and everyone on social media. I’m just very grateful for all the support.

“It’s definitely been a crazy couple of days and a crazy recovery as well. But I think myself, and the Pacers organization is really optimistic about the future.”