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Friday, December 13, 2013

Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao gives scare in second quarter with knee injury


By on 12/13/2013 09:25:00 PM

Big man Anderson Varejao exited the Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic game late in the second quarter after going down with an apparent right knee injury, according to Akron Beacon Journal beat writer Jason Lloyd.
First tweet by Jason Lloyd indicated Varejao was down on the ground.
Then as the entire Cavaliers team gathered around the big man, trainers worked with him on the court. Varejao began to get up and limp toward the bench.

Moments before halftime, he exited the sidelines to be checked out in the locker room. However, he would return to the court toward the end of halftime to participate in layup lines. The right knee was the same knee Varejao had surgically repaired last season and then a blood clot months later. 
Varejao had scored four points to accompany five rebounds in Friday's game before leaving in the second quarter. He would check back in during the third quarter to continue to defend the basket. Lloyd would tweet the following as Varejao checked back in:
He would finish the game and have 14 rebounds to go along with 10 points and one assist. The Cavs would defeat the Magic by a final score of 109-100.
Varejao has averaged 8.2 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in 28.8 minutes played per game for the Cavaliers this season. He has played in 22 games, making nine starts, so far in 2013-14.

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