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Varejao out for Cavaliers

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 21, 2012 at 6:24 pm •  Published: December 21, 2012

The always hustling Varejao, averaging 14.4 rebounds per game, got hurt Tuesday night against Toronto. He didn't play on Wednesday, when the Cavs lost in Boston.

Cleveland's roster has been ravaged by injuries this season.The Cavs entered Friday's game on a five-game losing streak, and at 5-22, they have the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference. A brutal schedule, combined with a young roster and slew of injuries have made this season especially challenging for Scott.

The Cavs have only been practicing once per week, and Scott was looking forward to next week when he'll be able to have three practices to work on things with his young squad.

"A treat," he said.

Rookie Tyler Zeller will make his second straight start for Varejao. The 7-foot Zeller scored a season-high 20 points and had three rebounds in 36 minutes against the Celtics.