PHOENIX -- The Cleveland Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao will likely miss the remainder of the season because of a right ankle and foot injury, the team announced Sunday.
Varejao suffered the injury during Thursday's practice in Cleveland, and X-rays and an MRI revealed a damaged peroneus longus tendon.
A secondary MRI in Phoenix on Sunday showed a complete tear of the tendon, which will cause him to be sidelined indefinitely. Varejao will return to Cleveland for further consultation, and a treatment decision will be made after that.
The seventh-year pro out of Brazil has averaged 9.1 points and 9.7 rebounds in 31 games, all starts, for Cleveland this season.
The Cavaliers are in Phoenix to play the second game of a five-game road swing, during which they will visit the LA Lakers, Utah, and Denver before returning home.