Cavs' Varejao to miss 2 more games

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 28, 2012 at 6:31 pm •  Published: December 28, 2012
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao would like to return to action as soon as possible.

Unfortunately for the NBA's leading rebounder and his team, it's unclear when he'll be on the court again.

Varejao will miss at least two more games because of a bruised right knee. He will sit out Friday night's home game against Atlanta and will not travel with the team for Saturday's game in Brooklyn so he can get more treatment. Varejao has already missed four games since hurting his knee on Dec. 18 against Toronto.

"I want to be back tomorrow, but I know that's not possible," he said before Friday's game.

The Cavs had hoped extra rest would get Varejao back on the floor, but he's not ready to play. He'd like to return in another week, but he can't say for sure if that will happen.

"I don't think it's anything really bad," Varejao said. "It's getting better every day. It's just not there yet."

Varejao said he feels sharp pain when he tries to bend or push off on the knee, but he can participate in other activities.

"I'm able to shoot," he said. "I'm able to do cardio. I've been running a lot on the treadmill that we have. I'm trying to lift weights, upper body, I'm doing a lot of stretching with my knee. I just can't have contact yet."



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