Skip to main content

Main content
NBA news

Cavs' Varejao undergoes surgery on leg muscle


Posted Jan 10, 2013 10:01 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao had surgery to repair a split leg muscle, an injury that could sideline him two more months.

Varejao had the operation on Thursday at The Cleveland Clinic. The team said he is resting comfortably and will be kept overnight. Varejao, the NBA's leading rebounder, has been sidelined since getting hurt against Toronto on Dec. 18. His injury was initially believed to be just a bad bruise, but further testing revealed that the quadriceps muscle tore near his right knee.

He is expected to miss at least six weeks. Varejao, one of the league's hardest working and hustling players, has missed more than 100 games over the past three seasons with injuries.

Varejao was averaging 14.1 points and 14.4 rebounds when he got hurt.

SEARCH NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
photoMitchell Give-And Go
Tony Mitchell recovers the steal and throws it down on the give-and go.
photo2013-14 All-NBA Top Games: Kevin Durant
On January 21, Kevin Durant went off for 46 points against the Blazers.
photoCaldwell Jones Dies At 64
The NBA TV family mourns the loss of former NBA player Caldwell Jones who died at the age of 64. He played three ABA seasons and then 14 in the NBA with the 76ers, Rockets, Bulls, Trail Blazers and Spurs.
photoSprite Slam Dunk Showdown 2014: San Fran Runner-Up
Check out the 2nd place winner in San Fran's 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown competition.
photoSprite Slam Dunk Showdown 2014: Sacramento Runner-Up
Check out the 2nd place winner in Sacramento's 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown competition.