On Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, the Cleveland Cavaliers announced that Cavaliers’ center Anderson Varejao has recently developed a blood clot (small right lower lung pulmonary embolism) and has been admitted to the Cleveland Clinic as of last Thursday for treatment.
View the official Cleveland Cavaliers press release here.
Varejao is being treated with blood thinners (anticoagulants) and is expected to remain hospitalized for the next few days for continued treatment and observation. He will be required to remain on blood thinning medication for around three months.
Varejao is expected to fully recover, however, he will miss the remainder of the 2012-13 NBA season.
General Manager Chris Grant expressed his sympathy for Varejao when he stated:
"Clearly our players' health is our top concern and we are disappointed for Anderson, and his family. We know what a competitor he is and how much he wants to be on the court helping his teammates. In the meantime, he has our full support and we look forward to welcoming him back as he recovers."
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