Injuries force Cavs to scramble

Injuries force Cavs to scramble

Published Jan. 8, 2011 9:17 a.m. ET

By Zac Jackson
FOX Sports Ohio
January 8, 2010

The next challenge for the struggling Cavaliers? Find some way to shore up the thin front line.

Starting center Anderson Varejao watched Friday night's loss in Golden State while wearing a walking boot to protect his sprained left ankle. Varejao is also out for Sunday night's game in Phoenix, and his status for Tuesday night's game at the Lakers is uncertain.

Backup center Leon Powe had surgery in Cleveland Friday to repair a torn meniscus. The team announced Powe will miss six weeks.

With starting forward Anthony Parker (back strain) missing his second straight game Friday night and starting guard Daniel Gibson (ankle) out for the entire West Coast trip, the Cavaliers started rookie Manny Harris, newly-signed Alonzo Gee and Ryan Hollins, who'd been out of the rotation, in Golden State.

Parker said during Friday night's broadcast he hoped to be ready for Sunday's game. Joey Graham is on the trip but still rehabbing the quad injury that's kept him out the last several weeks.