Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas has jokingly blamed Anderson Varejao for his recent injury woes.
"I need Ben [Wallace] back," Ilgauskas joked on Monday. "I told Andy, 'When I started with Ben, I was fine.' "
Ilgauskas jammed his left thumb on Sunday against the Knicks when Al Harrington attempted to block his shot. He initially thought he had broken the finger.
He is also playing with a broken nose.
"I'm falling apart," Ilgauskas said. "It's just something you go through during a season. Fortunately, it's nothing serious that will keep me out."