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Cavaliers Varejao develops blood clot, out for season

11:35 AM, Jan 21, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Cavaliers center, Anderson Varejao, is being treated at the Cleveland Clinic for a blood clot.

Varejao was admitted to the Clinic on January 17 after developing the clot in his lung. He is being treated with blood thinners and is expected to remain at the Clinic for several days.

He is expected to fully recover but is out for the remainder of the Cavaliers season.  He is expected to be on the blood thinners for about three months.

"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, said General Manager Chris Grant.

Varejao underwent surgery on January 10 to repair a torn leg muscle.

The 30-year-old missed the final half of the season last year with a broken wrist.

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