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Cavs F Varejao (wrist fracture) out indefinitely

Posted on: February 11, 2012 4:48 pm
Edited on: February 12, 2012 2:13 pm
Anderson Varejao has sustained a broken wrist. (Getty Images)
Posted by Ben Golliver

The hard knock life continues for Cleveland Cavaliers big man Anderson Varejao. 

The Cavaliers informed the media via press release on Saturday that an MRI revealed that Varejao fractured his right wrist this week. He will be sidelined indefinitely. 
Cavaliers forward/center Anderson Varejao received a follow-up exam and MRI on his injured right wrist today at the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Sports Health with Dr. Thomas Graham and Dr. Tom Anderson. The injury occurred during last night’s Cavaliers game against the Milwaukee Bucks at The Q in Cleveland with 9:01 remaining in the third quarter. Varejao did not return to play the remainder of the game.

The results of today’s MRI revealed a non-displaced fracture of the wrist. He is now listed as Out and a timeline for his return to action will be established next week after further testing and examination is conducted at Cleveland Clinic. His status will be updated as appropriate.
Varejao, 29, appeared in just 31 games last season after a torn tendon in his leg required season-ending surgery in January 2011

Thanks in large part to Varejao and star rookie point guard Kyrie Irving, the Cavaliers are just outside the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference, with a surprising 10-15 record that put them in tenth place in the East standings. An extended absence from Varejao kills their playoff hopes, as he was Cleveland's only true big man playing meaningful minutes. Cavaliers coach Byron Scott will likely elect to fill the minutes void by offering more time to 2011 lottery pick Tristan Thompson

Varejao was averaging 10.8 points, a career-high 11.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.4 steals in 31.4 minutes per game this season. Through Friday, he was the NBA's No. 1 offensive rebounder, according to

Since: Mar 12, 2008
Posted on: February 12, 2012 11:48 am

Cavs F Varejao (wrist fracture) out indefinitely

That's unfortunate because he was playing some great basketball this year.

Since: Oct 3, 2011
Posted on: February 11, 2012 11:20 pm

Cavs F Varejao (wrist fracture) out indefinitely

He is a fan favorite, plays all out, is the #1 offensice rebounder, so a trade wouldn't sit well with most fans.  Cleveland fans are weary of seeing good players leave.  Still, while unpopular it might have been the best thing to trade him a couple weeks ago - we'll never really know for sure.

Since: Jan 16, 2012
Posted on: February 11, 2012 9:58 pm

Cavs F Varejao (wrist fracture) out indefinitely

They are not trading him. He is locked for for several more years on the cheap, and fits into the rebuilding plan. Sessions and Jamison are on the way out.

Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: February 11, 2012 7:37 pm

Cavs F Varejao (wrist fracture) out indefinitely

They should have traded him already.  Now they won some games they wouldn't have and that will cost them on draft day. This guy had a lot of value for quite a few teams.

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