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Varejao, Irving ruled out for Tuesday's game against Bobcats

By Jason Lloyd Published: April 9, 2012

INDEPENDENCE: Kyrie Irving and Anderson Varejao were limited participants at practice on Monday and neither will play Tuesday when the Cavaliers host the Charlotte Bobcats.

Coach Byron Scott said Varejao was limited to non-contact activities at practice and simply ran through a few offensive sets, but there is still no timetable for his return. Scott, however, remains optimistic Varejao will return at some point before the season ends -- provided he is cleared medically.

"If (the medical staff) says, 'They probably shouldn't play the last three or four games,' then they won't play," Scott said. "If they say to me that they're 110 percent sure that both their injuries are 110 percent healed and they want to play, then they'll play."

Irving was ruled out on April 4 for seven to 10 days, and Scott hinted on Monday that Irving won't be considered for a return closer to the 10 days than the seven. 

Anthony Parker, however, is questionable for Tuesday after missing the last two games with a bruised sternum. 

The Cavaliers also signed Lester Hudson to another 10-day contract on Monday. There are only 18 days left in the season, so the Cavaliers could easily sign him for the final eight days once this contract expires.



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