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Anderson Varejao's season is lost. The Cavs announced Monday that the center developed a blood clot in his lung and was admitted into the Cleveland Clinic last Thursday.
"He is being treated with blood thinners (anticoagulants) and is expected
to stay at the Clinic for several days, while undergoing treatment and
observation," the team's website reported. "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."
It's another blow for Varejao owners who were already expecting him to miss sixt to eight weeks after undergoing knee surgery.
Varejao has been out of action since December 18. The big man was having
a monster season, averaging 14.1 points, 14.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists,
1.5 steals and .6 blocks per game.
Varejao has had an injury plagued last three years, playing just 25
games in the 2011-12 season and 31 games in the 2010-11 season.
This solidifies the values of Tyler Zeller and Tristan Thompson.
Since taking the starting role 16 games ago, Zeller is averaging 10.2 points, 7.4
rebounds, 1.5 assists, .6 steals and 1.6 blocks in 34.4 minutes. The
negative with him is his field-goal percentage (39.1 percent as a
starter and 42 percent on the season).
It's hard to believe that Zeller, a starting center, is owned in just 17 percent of Yahoo leagues.
Tristan Thompson is the player to own (61 percent of Yahoo leagues). In his sophomore season, Thompson is averaging 10.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists, .8 steals and .7 blocks.
In his last 10 games, Thompson is averaging 14.1 points, 11.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists, .8 steals and .3 blocks. The lack of blocks and poor free-throw shooting (61.8) are bummers. But the former Texas Longhorn should be owned in all leagues.
Photo via Varejao's Twitter.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers announced today that C Anderson Varejao was hospitalized for a blood clot that developed after his knee surgery-
“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...
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been dealt a devastating blow with the loss of Anderson Varejao.
The aggressive center was leading the league in rebounds when he injured his leg in competition against the Toronto Raptors on Dec.18.
Varejao underwent surgery on January 10 to repair the torn leg muscle and has now “developed a blood clot (small right lower lung pulmonary embolism...
As predicted, Anderson Varejao's injury, originally diagnosed as a bruised knee, was far worse than the Cleveland Cavaliers thought. He had actually suffered a torn muscle in his quadriceps near the knee. Varejao underwent surgery for the injury, but Varejao suffered a blood clot in his lung after surgery. He remains hospitalized.The Cavaliers have announced that Varejao...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will miss the rest of the season because of a blood clot in his lung.
The team said Monday that he is expected to fully recover but will need to take blood thinners for about three months. Varejao has been in the hospital since Thursday and will likely remain there for several more days of treatment.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers announced today that Anderson Varejao developed a blood clot Thursday and will miss the rest of the season. According to the NBA, the Cavs center recently developed a blood clot (small right lower lung pulmonary embolism) and was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic last Thursday (January 17th). He is currently being treated with blood thinners (anticoagulants...
Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao is out for the season after recently developing a blood clot, the team announced Monday. Varejao was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic on Thursday with a small right lower lung pulmonary embolism. He is expected to fully recover, but he is being treated with blood thinners. He will continue the treatment and be examined at the hospital...
There’s nothing like an injury to rock your fantasy team, and when it’s the 14 points, 14 rebounds production of Anderson Varejao that goes by the wayside, you have to find a replacement. Tristan Thompson should continue to see the bulk of minutes. Here is some other news from the M*A*S*H unit, and see if you notice a pattern:
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Anderson Varejao will need to remain on blood thinning medication for approximately three months.
Tough break, that is why I always say there is no such thing as minor surgery.
Wish him well.
Incredibly sad/unfair: Cavs announce Anderson Varejao developed blood clot in lung after leg surgery that will cost him remainder of season
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 21, 2013
Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will miss the rest of the
season because of a blood clot in his lung.
The Cavs injury woes continue.