Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao was moved to the inactive list just prior to the Cavs’ game Wednesday at Golden State. Varejao is experiencing soreness in his right knee.
According to a team statement, Varejao’s injury was “a result of a right knee contusion experienced during the first quarter of the Cavs’ game against the Clippers on Monday.” Varejao played 36 minutes in the 108-101 victory, finishing with 15 points and 15 rebounds. He is averaging 14 points and 15 boards in four games this season.
After learning of the injury to Varejao, starting power forward Tristan Thompson told FOX Sports Ohio, “Guys just gotta come out and play hard. Injuries are gonna happen.”
Varejao has missed more than half the year in each of the past two seasons. In the two seasons before that, he missed a combined seven games.
According to the Cavs, Varejao is receiving treatment on the knee. No further details about his status were made available.