(Cleveland) - Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao underwent successful surgery Thursday at the Cleveland Clinic to repair a small split in his vastus medialis muscle.

It was part of the knee contusion he experienced on December 18th during the Cavaliers game against the Toronto Raptors at Quicken Loans Arena.

The surgery was performed by Cavaliers Head Team Physician Dr. Richard Parker and Dr. Jim Rosneck.

Varejao is resting comfortably and will be admitted overnight. Rehab guidelines will be established today and he is expected to miss the next six to eight weeks.

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