Indiana Pacers guard Caris LeVert has a stress fracture in his back, but there is optimism that it could only be a minor misstep and he could return at some point early in the season, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
LeVert, who was traded to Indiana from Brooklyn as part of the deal for James Harden, will undergo further testing, sources told ESPN.
LeVert averaged 20.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 35 games for the Pacers last season.
LeVert’s physical with the Pacers after the trade revealed a cancerous mass in his kidney that required surgery in January. He finally made his debut for the Pacers in March.