Anderson Varejao of the Cleveland Cavaliers just had surgery on January 10th to repair a torn muscle in his quadriceps, he now remains hospitalized in Cleveland after developing a blood clot in his lower right lung.
He will likely have to stay in the hospital for several more days as he receives treatment. He’s expected to make a full recovery, however; he will remain on blood thinning medication for at least three months, the team announced on Monday.
“Clearly our players’ health is our top concern and we are disappointed for Anderson, and his family,” general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chris Grant said in a release. “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.”