Cavaliers' Varejao out with broken wrist

Feb. 11, 2012 at 7:20 PM
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CLEVELAND, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Cleveland center Anderson Varejao is likely to be out for weeks with a broken right wrist, the Cavaliers said Saturday.

It is the second key player injury of late for Cleveland, which also is without point guard Kyrie Irving, who is recovering from a concussion.

Varejao was hurt in a Friday loss to Milwaukee as one of the Bucks tried knock the ball from him and nailed him on the wrist.

Initial X-rays Friday failed to reveal the fracture but it turned up during an examination Saturday at Cleveland Clinic.

Varejao is averaging 10.8 points and 11.5 rebounds this season.

With Varejao out, Coach Byron Scott will have to pick from Ryan Hollins, Semih Erden and Samardo Samuels, or adapt rookie power forward Tristan Thompson to play the post position.

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