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Varejao To Miss Remainder Of Season

By Jeff Thomas, 92.3 The Fan
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CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 18:  Anderson Varejao of the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 18, 2012.  . Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, OH – DECEMBER 18: Anderson Varejao of the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 18, 2012. . Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – The Cleveland Cavaliers announced Monday morning that center Anderson Varejao will miss the remainder of the season. Varejao is being treated for a blood clot in his right lung.

Here is the press release sent out by the Cavaliers this morning:

Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao recently developed a blood clot (small right lower lung pulmonary embolism) and was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic last Thursday (January 17th). He is being treated with blood thinners (anticoagulants) and is expected to stay at the Clinic for several days, while undergoing treatment and observation. He will need to remain on blood thinning medication for approximately three months. While Varejao is expected to fully recover, he will miss the remainder of the current Cavaliers season.

Quote from Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant: “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.”

Varejao was hoping to comeback after having surgery on his right leg earlier this month, but his season is done. The Cavaliers return to practice this afternoon and will play host to the Boston Celtics tomorrow night at Quicken Loans Arena.

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