Cleveland Cavalier center, Anderson Varejao, was quickly on his way to Houston for the 2013 All-Star game prior to his torn leg muscle on January 10th. The Brazilian big man was leading the league in rebounding with 14.4 rpg, while averaging 14.1 ppg. However, after Varejao went to the hospital for his most recent knee injury, doctors discovered a blood clot near his lower right lung and the big man will now be on blood thinning medications for the next three months.
Unfortunately, for the non-playoff bound Cavaliers, there season will be over by the time Varejao returns back to proper health and proper conditioning.
"Losing him already was bad enough for us," Kyrie Irving said. "The news got worse today. We wish him the best. We're all going to be there for him morale-wise, just try to be there for him as best as we can as teammates. That's all we can do right now."
Varejao’s coach, Byron Scott said, “We're just feeling bad for Andy. I think the world of Andy, especially with the way he plays. My heart just goes out to him. He's had some bad luck in the last three years. I'm sure it's devastating to him. I feel real bad for him."
Varejao is only 30 years old, but if the unfortunate string of injuries keep coming his way each year, it may curtail his career sooner than later.