Anderson Varejao is still coming down from the high of his September 7 wedding to Marcelle Silva in Rio de Janiero.

There were 1000 guests and 22 bridesmaids and 22 groomsmen including Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Anthony Parker and their wives. The ceremony was at a beautiful church and the reception was at the historic Copacabana Palace where the guests danced to two bands and a DJ.

"It was good. Fun'' Varejao said beaming.

A honeymoon in the New York area was scrapped when his wife got sick so instead the couple returned here where Varejao reported to the Cleveland Clinic Courts more than two weeks ahead of the start of training camp on Oct. 1.

"I'm ready to get to work'' Varejao told The Plain Dealer on Thursday afternoon. "I'm excited and I'm ready for the season. I can't wait."

No wonder. Varejao missed the last 56 games of the season after a quad injury and then a blood clot. It was his third straight season cut short by injury coming on the heels of a fractured right wrist that limited him to 25 games in 2011-12 and a right ankle/foot injury that ended the 2010-11 campaign at 31 games.

"My goal this season is just to stay healthy'' he said. "Everything else will come.''

Varejao spent most of the summer rehabilitating his quad in Brazil and working to strengthen his leg. He has only recently started playing pick-up games and though his quad feels good he estimates he's at about 70 percent heading into the start of training camp.

"I need to get rhythm back but it feels good" he said. "I'm very happy. I've been testing my quad in those pick up games setting a lot of screens going up for offensive rebounds -- that's my game.

"It feels good. It feels actually great. I don't even think about it any more which is good."

Varejao said he hasn't worked out with new teammate Andrew Bynum yet but has been going against development coach Vitaly Potapenko.