Anderson Varejao develops blood clot, out for season

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The bad luck just keeps coming. After being diagnosed with a super rare split in his leg that required surgery, Anderson Varejao got even more bad news and will miss the rest of the season.

Anderson Varejao cannot catch a break. For the first couple months of the 2012-13 NBA season, Varejao posted career highs and was on his way to making his first all-star game. And then he banged knees against a member of the Toronto Raptors and missed time with a knee bruise. Later tests revealed that he had a small split in his knee/thigh area. The split required surgery and it was announced that he would miss 6-8 weeks while he recovered.

On Monday, the team announced that Varejao had developed a blood clot in his right lung. He is being treated for the blood clot at the Cleveland Clinic and will be using blood thinners for the next three months. Therefore, Anderson Varejao is done for the 2012-13 NBA season while he recovers from his various ailments.

Quote from Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant: "Clearly our players' health is our top concern and we are disappointed for Anderson, and his family. We know what a competitor he is and how much he wants to be on the court helping his teammates. In the meantime, he has our full support and we look forward to welcoming him back as he recovers."

While it sucks that he's unable to play, the most important thing is that Andy is able to get and stay healthy. A blood clot is a scary thing in such a young person and I wish him all the best in his recovery.

Get well soon, Andy.

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