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.
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.