Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Indiana Pacers guard Caris LeVert underwent successful surgery to treat renal cell carcinoma of his left kidney, the team announced Tuesday.
Dr. Jason Sprunger performed the procedure Monday at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis. The team said no further treatment is needed, and LeVert is expected to make a full recovery.
LeVert, who was acquired in the blockbuster four-team trade that sent superstar guard James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets and Victor Oladipo to the Houston Rockets, will remain out indefinitely, the Pacers said.
The small mass on his left kidney was discovered during a physical and other medical tests prior to the trade being finalized.
The Pacers' front office previously pledged to support LeVert throughout his treatment, with no time frame set on his return.
LeVert was selected in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft out of Michigan. In 225 career games in Brooklyn, he averaged 13.1 points and 3.7 assists.
The 26-year-old LeVert was averaging 18.5 points, six assists and 4.3 rebounds per game this season before being traded to the Pacers earlier this month.