Anderson Varejao injury: Cavs forward returns to practice

Eric P. Mull-US PRESSWIRE

The Cavaliers got some encouraging news regarding Anderson Varejao's recovery.

Cleveland Cavaliers' forward Anderson Varejao returned to practice on Monday, according to Jason Lloyd of the Beacon Journal. The big man was very limited, and coach Byron Scott implied that Varejao will need more time before he is ready to return to games. Scott told the media:

"He looked decent today. He was moving OK. He still says when he plants to jump is when he feels pain, but it's nowhere near as severe as it was four or five days ago. Obviously he's making progress."

Varejao has missed six games since bruising his right knee in mid-December. He played through the pain for several games, but that may have, ultimately, worsened the injury.

Varejao leads the league with an average of 14.4 rebounds per game. He has also averaged 14.1 points per game. Cleveland is 2-4 since the forward went down.

The Cavs have another practice on Tuesday, so fans will be able to see how Varejao does after his first day back. On Wednesday, Cleveland hosts the Sacramento Kings, but Varejao is not expected to play.

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