Found February 11, 2013 on Beyond The Buzzer:
When the Cavaliers announced in January that their center, and the NBA’s leading rebounder, Anderson Varejao would miss the remainder of the season due to a blood clot in his lower right lung – they didn’t know it was life-threatening, and neither did he. In his first interview since the surgery, Varejao says he was “very lucky”. According to Marc J. Spears, Yahoo! Sports: Cleveland’s Anderson Varejao didn’t realize the blood clot in his lower right lung was life-threatening until after surgery corrected the problem, the Cavaliers’ forward told Yahoo! Sports in his first interview since the health scare. “I was having my best season, the best time of my life and a week later I’m in the hospital and I could be dead,” Varejao said. “It’s crazy. I’m very lucky.” Varejao had trouble sleeping and suffered back and chest pain shortly after having surgery on his quadriceps near his right knee on Jan. 10. He didn’t waste time telling the Cavaliers’ medical staff. A CT scan reveale
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