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Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 at 11:40 am  |  5 responses

Anderson Varejao to Miss 6-8 Weeks After Knee Surgery


The best season of Anderson Varejao’s career (14.1 points, 14.4 boards a night) has been derailed by a right knee injury. The Cleveland Cavaliers center will go under the knife and be out the next 6-8 weeks. Here’s the press release: “Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao was injured during the Cavaliers game against the Toronto Raptors on December 18th at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Diagnosis was a right knee contusion, specifically to the vastus medialis which connects to the medial (inner) border of the patella. As Varejao’s treatment and recovery process continued, an MRI revealed the contused area included a small longitudinal split in the vastus medialis. Despite continued, gradual recovery of the contusion, symptoms also continued in the specific area of the split. Another MRI revealed an increase in the split and symptoms persisted. Dynamic ultrasound imaging also revealed tissue from underneath the split was herniating and pinching with knee flexion. A second opinion was recently obtained with Dr. J. Richard Steadman of The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, which confirmed Cavaliers Head Team Physician Dr. Richard Parker of the Cleveland Clinic’s recommendation for surgical intervention. Varejao will undergo surgery this Thursday (January 10th) at the Cleveland Clinic and is expected to be out for six to eight weeks.”

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  • TV63

    You’ve got to be joking! Cavs organization are complete idiots. As rich as they are, they couldn’t do a MRI sooner to figure this out literally weeks ago!! Incompetent a$$$es!

  • spit hot fiyah

    good bye allstar game

  • roscoe

    this injury really throws the trade scenarios out of balance… so basically at the trade deadline w/ no ability to know if AV is good to go some schmuck front office goon is going to pull the trigger, sign AV, and end up w/ a, sorry to say it, Bynum situation.

    it appears the tides are still against CLE.

  • LakeShow

    That sucks… Great year from Side Show.

  • https://twitter.com/jasontichenor Mr. Wet

    Good for Tyler Zeller.

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