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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao suffers shoulder injury in win against Pacers

By on 3/30/2014 07:15:00 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao suffered a right shoulder strain in their win against the Pacers on Sunday afternoon, according to Bob Finnan on Twitter. Varejao exited the game during the first half and did not return to action.

The injury occurred during the second quarter when Varejao threw a pass awkwardly over his head and immediately strained his shoulder. He grasped his arm in pain and tried to stretch it out, but was forced to leave the court as he could not continue.

Varejao exited the game with the Cavaliers up 45-34, but they didn't look back from there. Cleveland won the game 90-76. Varejao finished off the night with six points and six rebounds in 14 minutes.

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There is a good possibility Varejao will miss some playing time with the injury. Expect Tyler Zeller and Tristan Thompson to pick up extra minutes if Varejao is absent. It is likely he will undergo an MRI to check the severity of the injury. Cleveland's next game is on Wednesday against the Magic.

Throughout 59 games this season, Varejao is averaging 8.6 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 28.6 minutes per game.

With the win, Cleveland improves to 30-45. They are currently 10th in the Eastern Conference, two-and-a-half games behind the Hawks for the eighth and final playoff spot.


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