The clean slate the Indiana Pacers have undergone in recent months began with the illusion of starting the season with the physical continuity they did not enjoy last season. The squabbles with Bjorkgren passed away, Turner and Brogdon face the training camp fully recovered, and the chilling episode of Caris LeVert’s brain tumor is already far away. However, the guard arrived from the Nets in January suffers a back injury that threatens his start to the season.
Adrian Wojnarowski informs for ESPN that LeVert suffers a stress tear in the back area. In the next few hours or days the tests will determine the extent of the injury, but the hope of the medical body is that it returns to the routine at a date close to the beginning of the NBA course. This implies that their participation in the training camp is considered lost and we will have to wait for the official debut of the team on October 19 to clear up any doubts.
Despite the accident of his arrival, during the 35 games he played with Indiana LeVert he managed to exceed his maximum scoring average. The 20.7 points he averaged made him the second Pacers player with the most points per night behind Malcolm Brogdon. The guard carries one of the great hopes of the team to be a playoff team again this year after losing in the last play-in to Washington Wizards.
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