CLEVELAND (AP) - Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao needs surgery for a torn leg muscle and could be sidelined two more months.
Varejao was the NBA's leading rebounder when he injured his knee in a Dec. 18 game against Toronto. Team doctors believed it was only bruised, but when his symptoms persisted, further tests were done and revealed the tear. Varejao will have surgery on Thursday and the team said he is expected to be out at least six to eight weeks
Varejao had been expected to return to practice on Tuesday, when coach Byron Scott first indicated the center's injury could be severe. It's the third significant injury in three seasons for the scrappy Varejao, who missed 92 games over the past two seasons with a torn foot ligament and broken wrist.

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