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Report: Anderson Varejao to take M.R.I, Cavs fear achilles tear

The Cavaliers frontcourt depth may be under the microscope

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Anderson Varejao left Tuesday night's game with the Minnesota Timberwolves after landing awkwardly. According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, it could be a very serious issue.

Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will undergo an MRI on his left foot Wednesday that the team hopes will show he has avoided a long-term injury.

‎Varejao landed awkwardly in the third quarter of the Cavs' 125-104 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday and left the floor without being able to put weight on the leg. Initial tests weren't able to determine the severity of the injury and Varejao was forced to leave the arena on crutches, with league sources telling that the Cavs fear one potential outcome is a torn Achilles.

Windhorst says that it is "believed" that the Cavs would intensify their search for a big, and reports that the team has reached out to the Celtics in recent days to try and feel them out regarding a deal. The Cavaliers have gotten good minutes from Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson, but essentially don't have any other productive bigs outside of Vareao. Shawn Marion's move to the bench gives him more of a shot at playing backup power forward, which could become more important.

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