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Varejao injured overseas, taken to hospital

Posted on: August 17, 2010 11:26 pm
Edited on: August 17, 2010 11:43 pm
Cavs forward injured in international play, taken to hospital after player falls on his leg.
Posted by Matt Moore

Sam Amico of reports via Twitter that Anderson Varejao was injured during an international exhibition against Spain. Former Magic draft pick Fran Vasquez landed on Varejao's leg, and injured his right ankle . Varejao was taken to the hosptial for tests.

We'll keep you updated on Varejao's condition, which could be minor for all we know. However, anything significant will 1. severely hurt Brazil's chances in FIBA play in the coming weeks, 2. spur the calls from NBA ownership who want to limit players' international participation,and 3. cast an even darker shadow over the start of a Cavs season that's pretty much pitch black as can be. We're talking "Battlefield Earth " bad, that's how bad the season is looking, after losing just one player.

Hopefully it's just a tweak and the tests will come out negative for the player affectionately referred to as "Flopsy."

UPDATE 11:39 p.m. EST: Julian Carlos Mozo reports via Twitter (translated) that the injury is "slight" and Varejao should miss one week, which is a huge sigh of relief for Brazillian fans, Cavs fans, and floppy hair fans. (HT: Filipe Furtado )


Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2010 11:18 am

Varejao injured overseas, taken to hospital

Oh no!  The CAVS franchise player just got injured! yikes

International ball is a risk, but I have to say its a big part of nba basketball nowadays, with a lot of players coming from overseas and wanting to go back to play for their countries whenever they can.  NBA owners took the risk by signing the players.

Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2010 9:46 am

Varejao injured overseas, taken to hospital

NBA owners have a right to be upset by all this commitment to International basketball. Even if not injured, these guys come back tired and not prepared for the grind of an NBA season.

I love international ball but no one can play high level bball 12 months of the year. Bosh, Lebron, Kobe and others did the right thing by taking the summer off.

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