Cavs’ Varejao making progress with wrist



CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers say center Anderson Varejao’s broken wrist is healing and they expect him to be practicing in a few weeks.

The team sent out an update Friday on Varejao, who has been sidelined since breaking his right wrist on Feb. 10 against Milwaukee. The Cavs say Varejao has “made good progress” and begun the “rehabilitation phase” of his recovery. Varejao should resume basic basketball activities in the next two weeks. He will undergo further imaging tests and evaluation at the end of March before he’s cleared to practice.

The Cavs project him to be practicing in the first or second week in April, and he’ll play in games after that.

Known for his all-out hustle, the 6-foot-11 Varejao was averaging 11.5 rebounds and 10.8 points before getting hurt.