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--If his rehabilitation goes well, C Anderson Varejao could return in about a month. The Cavs announced he will miss four to six weeks with his broken right wrist. Varejao was injured in the Milwaukee game on Feb. 10. The good news is he didn't need surgery. "I don't know if four to six weeks is good news," Cavs coach Byron Scott said. "All we can hope for is that it's closer to four weeks." His replacement, C Semih Erden, left the Miami game after the third quarter with a bruised left wrist. He could have returned to the game, but the Heat won, 111-87.

--The Cavs' top two shooting guards are sidelined with injuries - Anthony Parker (strained lower back) and Daniel Gibson (sprained left ankle). Coach Byron Scott picked G-F Alonzo Gee to start at shooting guard. He's made just one start this season before Friday's contest against Miami. Scott said he hopes to have both Parker and Gibson back before the All-Star break.

--G Kyrie Irving said his week off was much needed. He missed three games with a concussion. "It couldn't come at a better time," he said. "I'm going to be even busier next week at the All-Star game. I'm fresh right now. It was therapeutic." Coach Byron Scott said he wants to keep Irving in the 31- to 33-minute range. He paced the Cavs with 22 points on Friday in their loss to Miami. He played 31 minutes.


--C Anderson Varejao (broken right wrist) was injured in the Milwaukee game on Feb. 10. He'll miss four to six weeks.

--G Anthony Parker (strained lower back) has yet to practice after his back injury on Jan. 29.

--G Daniel Gibson (sprained left ankle) was injured in the Indiana game on Wednesday. He could miss a few games.



--Point guard Kyrie Irving

--Shooting guard Alonzo Gee

--Small forward Omri Casspi

--Power forward Antawn Jamison

--Center Semih Erden


--Guard Ramon Sessions

--Forward Christian Eyenga

--Forward Tristan Thompson

--Center Ryan Hollins


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