The Cleveland Cavaliers fear that star big man Anderson Varejao has suffered a long term injury after leaving the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves last night.
Varejao landed awkwardly in the third quarter of Tuesday's 125-104 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves and left the floor without being able to put weight on the leg. Initial tests weren't able to determine the severity of the injury.
The 32-year old center will undergo an MRI scan today to try and determine if Varejao will miss the rest of the season.
According to reports from ESPN, the Cavs fear the Brazilian may have suffered a torn Achilles. Varejao left Quicken Loans Arena on crutches and with his leg immobilized in an air cast.
"He has an ankle injury of some sort," Cavs head coach David Blatt said after the game. "I really don't know right now."
The Cavs signed Varejao to a three-year, $30 million extension in October. He has linked up well with new man LeBron James in the pick and roll and has been decent on offense so far in 2014, shooting 55 percent from the field and averaging 10 points and 6.6 rebounds.
If he is out for a long time, the Cavaliers could turn their attention to Timofey Mozgov and Kosta Koufos, two big men they had been courting earlier in the year.