Jan 22, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao (17) reacts in the third quarter against the Chicago Bulls at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao is 50/50 to play Tuesday

The Cleveland Cavaliers could be without big Anderson Varejao when they they host the New Orleans Pelicans Tuesday night, according to the team’s official website.

Cavaliers forward/center Anderson Varejao experienced a left knee contusion and hyperextension during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Phoenix Suns at Quicken Loans Arena. He was examined by Cavaliers Head Team Physician Dr. Richard Parker Monday at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health and an MRI there also confirmed the injury. He will be fitted with a brace to play and is listed as QUESTIONABLE (50/50) for tonight’s game at The Q against the New Orleans Pelicans.

That’s fairly good news for the Cavaliers because the injury isn’t nearly as bad as good of been, especially with all of the injury problems Varejao has battled through over the last few seasons. According to Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio, the Cavaliers won’t make their decision on Varjeao until just before tip, but forward Luol Deng, who is fighting an Achilles injury, will play int he game.

Varejao is averaging 8.8 points and 10.3 rebounds per game this season.

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