Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 3 Days

Varejao had successful surgery on his torn left Achilles on Friday but is still expected to miss the rest of the season, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The absence of Varejao for the remainder of the 2014-15 season is yet another blemish on his injury-stained career. In his absence, it appears that Kevin Love will slide down to center thus leaving Shawn Marion, Mike Miller, and LeBron James to float around the two through four positions. Most surprisingly, it seems that Tristan Thompson will continue to be limited in a role off the bench.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 5 Days

Varejao has a torn left Achilles and will miss the remainder of the season, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Varejao's loss is a big blow to the Cavaliers, who have been one of the leagues hottest teams of late. The big man was averaging 9.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 25 minutes this season, bu now his minutes will be shifted elsewhere. Tristan Thompson likely figures to be the biggest beneficiary of the unfortunate injury.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 5 Days

Varejao (leg) will not return to Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Varejao wasn't able to put any pressure on his left leg when he left the court Tuesday. It's still unclear which part of his leg was hurting and further testing Wednesday will likely unveil exactly what type of situation Varejao is dealing with. If he's ultimately forced to miss time off the court, Tristan Thompson would almost certainly see an immediate bump in value.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 5 Days

Varejao left Tuesday's game against Minnesota with an injury to his left leg, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Varejao had to be carried off the court as he was unable to put any weight on his left leg. Considering that the game is in the second half and his injury looked to be serious, it would be somewhat surprising if he returned to Tuesday's game.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 7 Days

Varejao scored 18 points (9-12 FG) with seven rebounds and two steals in 27 minutes in the win over the Grizzlies on Sunday.

Varejao has only scored in double digits twice in December. He continues to start, but is playing just 22.2 minutes this month. He is a good rebounder on a per minute basis, but Varejao is only playable in deeper leagues.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 17 Days

Varejao had nine points (4-11 FG, 1-1 FT) with six rebounds in 27 minutes in the loss to the Thunder on Thursday.

Varejao has been ceding minutes to Tristan Thompson and has not topped 20 minutes twice in his last five games (also due to foul trouble). He has only topped six rebounds once in his last five games.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 26 Days

Varejao (ribs) returned from a one-game absence and provided eight points (4-8 FG) and eight rebounds in 27 minutes in the win over the Bucks on Tuesday.

Varejao missed the Cavs' win over Indiana, but played his normal complement of minutes in the competitive win over Milwaukee. He should be good for his season averages of 10.9 points on 61.1 percent from the field and 6.9 rebounds.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 27 Days

Varejao (ribs) will start at center Tuesday versus Milwaukee, CF Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Tristan Thompson got the start at center against the Pacers on Saturday, but coach David Blatt announced he'll go back to Varejao, who missed the Indiana game with bruised ribs. Varejao is riding a five-game double-digit scoring streak and is shooting a career-best 61.1 percent from the field, up from 49.5 percent last season.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 28 Days

Varejao (ribs) practiced in full Monday and is expected to play Tuesday against Milwaukee, Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Varejao missed Saturday's win over the Pacers due to a bruised rib, but the ailment was short-lived and all signs point to the big man returning to the floor Tuesday. While Varejao's rebounding numbers are down this season, he's averaging 10.9 points per game on 61.1 percent shooting after converting only 49.5 percent of his field goals last season.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 30 Days

Varejao (ribs) will not play Saturday against the Pacers, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Varejao will miss at least one game due to his sore ribs. Tristan Thompson will likely enter the starting lineup in Varejao's place.