The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost their starting center Anderson Varejao for the season due to a torn Achilles. Varejao suffered the injury in the Cavaliers 125-104 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves last night. Varejao was averaging 9.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 0.6 blocks all per game, prior to the injury. The Cavaliers released a statement on the injury and Varejao’s possible timetable for return
Additional examination and MRI today at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health have revealed a torn left achilles tendon. While it is anticipated that Varejao will miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season, a timetable for his return to basketball activity will be developed after he has surgery in the near future to repair the achilles and his rehabilitation process is established.
Expect the Cavaliers to be more aggressive on the trade market with the only option at center bening Brendan Haywood. Or, maybe the Cavaliers move Tristan Thompson to center, which was an idea before the season even began.
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