Thursday , Sep , 01 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Varejao undergoes surgery

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – Cleveland Cavaliers forward/center Anderson
Varejao underwent successful arthroscopic surgery Friday on his dislocated
right shoulder.

The procedure, which took place at the Cleveland Clinic, was performed by
Cavaliers head team physician Dr. Richard Parker and Cleveland Indians head
team physician Dr. Mark Schickendantz.

Varejao, who averaged 4.9 points and 4.8 rebounds in 54 games as a
rookie last season, will begin rehab shortly on the shoulder. The 6-10 native
of Brazil is expected to miss training camp and the beginning of the 2005-06
regular season.

“We feel bad for Anderson,” said Cleveland GM Danny Ferry. “He worked very
hard this summer. We know it is a difficult time for him, but we also know
he’ll work even harder to rehab and come back strong. His return will give us
something special to look forward to.”