Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao to have MRI on injured foot

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Wednesday December 24th, 2014

Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao is set to have an MRI after injuring his foot during Tuesday night’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.

Varejao injured his left foot with seven minutes left in the third quarter of Cleveland’s 125-104 victory. He left the arena on crutches and his leg was in an air cast.

Cavaliers head coach David Blatt provided few details on the possible extent on Varejao’s injury.

"He has an ankle injury of some sort," Blatt said. "I really don't know right now."

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported on Wednesday that a source close to Varejao said "It does not look good at all."

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According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein, Cleveland has been aggressive in the past week in trying to acquire another big man. They have a $5.2 million trade exception in case they want to make a trade.

Varejao has missed over 160 games in the past four seasons because of injuries. He signed a three-year, $30 million contract extension in October and is averaging 9.8 points and 6.5 rebounds a game for the Cavaliers (17-10) this season.

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