Varejao has successful surgery

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CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Cavaliers announced on Saturday that forward Anderson Varejao underwent successful surgery.

Varejao had a procedure to repair a ruptured peroneus longus tendon in his right leg at Mercy Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Robert Anderson along with Cavaliers head physician Dr. Richard Parker did the surgery.

He is scheduled to undergo rest, treatment and rehabilitation lasting 12-to-16 weeks.

Varejao suffered the tendon tear in early January. Prior to his season-ending setback, the flashy Brazilian posted 9.1 points and 9.7 rebounds per game over 31 contests.


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