On Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, the Cleveland Cavaliers announced that center Anderson Varejao underwent a successful surgery at Cleveland Clinic on Thursday to repair a small split in his vastus medialis muscle.
View the official Cleveland Cavaliers press release here.
Varejao suffered a knee contusion on December 18, 2012, in a game against the Toronto Raptors at Quicken Loans Arena.
His surgery was performed by Cleveland’s Head Team Physician Dr. Richard Parker and assisted by Dr. Jim Rosneck. The Cavaliers reported Varejao was resting comfortably but will be held overnight for observation.
Varejao is expected to miss at least the next six to eight weeks.
In other Cavaliers injury news, guard Daniel Gibson who has been out with a concussion, and guard/forward C.J. Miles who has been out with a low back strain participated in practice on Thursday and are listed as “probable” for Friday night’s game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver.
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