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Cavaliers G Matthew Dellavedova diagnosed with appendicitis, recovering after surgery

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Posted at 8:04 PM, Feb 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-20 20:04:43-05

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova is recovering from surgery after a CT scan revealed he had acute appendicitis, according to the team.

Dellavedova was initially evaluated at the Cleveland Clinic Courts Saturday after he alerted the team's medical and athletic training staff to pain he was experiencing in his lower right abdomen.

A CT scan conducted at Hillcrest Hospital confirmed Dellavedova had acute appendicitis and surgery was required.

Before his surgery on Saturday, Dellavedova was recovering from a serious concussion he suffered during the Cavs' first preseason game in December. He has not played this season as a result.

After months of being inactive and unable to practice with the team, Dellavedova was finally able to return to the courts for workouts and to watch shootarounds on Wednesday.

The Cavaliers said that Dellavedova is currently recovering from the surgery and his status will be updated appropriately.