Reported the medium Fieldhouse Files that Caris LeVert has already attended the Indiana Pacers facilities where he has been able to dress short to meet his new teammates, and incidentally make an appearance in video sessions.
It should be remembered that LeVert was traded from the Brooklyn Nets; However, he has not yet made his debut with his new team after detecting kidney cancer in the relevant medical examination. For this reason, the base had to undergo surgery and undergo an emergency operation on January 25.
“It has been great. He’s been here with us in the gym for the last three or four days. He was in training today watching the guys. He has been able to have the ball in his hands a bit. He has obviously been to all of our video sessions and team meetings… He can walk now and that’s a good start, ”explained coach Nate Bjorkgren.
According to the Pacers’ medical services, he still does not have a set date for his return to the tracks, since the recovery is usually quite slow, although they have been optimistic and hope that he can train normally within approximately two / three weeks.
“Within a month of surgery, a patient is not at risk of injury, but may still be a bit sore to work to his full potential,” explained Dr. Jason Sprunger.
The Pacers are waiting with open arms for Caris LeVert, who was scoring an outstanding level in Brooklyn by taking advantage of Kyrie Irving’s loss. It will be very important for the team, and is expected to be one of its main strongholds alongside Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner and Malcolm Brogdon.
“We really want to have him back, but more than anything we are really happy that the operation went well,” admitted Turner.
“It was great to be able to see his face and know that he is healthy. Because his situation was much more important than basketball itself. We really enjoyed having him here, ”added Brogdon.
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