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LaMarcus Aldridge X-Rays, MRI negative

Posted on: January 25, 2011 1:41 am
Edited on: January 25, 2011 6:54 pm
Blazers forward suffering with hip issue, will have X-Rays. 
Posted by Matt Moore

Update (Tuesday 6:52 PM)

Aldridge's X-rays and an ensuing MRI both came back negative. The Blazers announced on Tuesday that Aldridge does have a hip contusion and listed him as probable for Portland's game against the Boston Celtics on Thursday.
Original Post:
I wish this was a joke. I do. But another Blazer has an injury concern. General Manager Rich Cho told reporters after the Blazers loss to the Kings Monday night that LaMarcus Aldridge, on the cusp of an All-Star berth, will have X-Rays on his right hip. Results are expected Tuesday morning, and of course, we'll keep you updated. 

Aldridge had surgery on his left hip in college to repair a torn ligament.  Which in Blazer terms, is like the black mark of death when a new injury erupts. The Blazers are currently without Brandon Roy, Elliot Williams, Greg Oden, Jeff Pendergraph (released after surgery), and Marcus Camby with various knee surgeries. So the good news is that Aldridge's knee is miraculously not the issue. The bad news is that no Blazer injury winds up well lately. There are no "out a few days" things. It's always terrible news. Maybe this is the one differential, as Aldridge has been fairly iron-man-esque so far. But if I'm a Blazer fan, I've been conditioned to nothing but the abject worst-case scenario in all instances.  Heck, at this point, if I'm Rich Cho, I'm already planning on Aldridge being out eight weeks, just out of habit. 

But those are just bad jokes. Aldridge himself said it was "nothing" post game, and it's likely the X-Ray won't reveal anything too serious. Right? One time?

(HT: The Oregonian)

Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: January 25, 2011 6:08 pm

LaMarcus Aldridge to have X-Rays on hip

Grrrrr  my commnent errored out. I have never seen a team snake bitten like this. Now Aldridge goes down, hopefully not a serious injury. This could be attributed to too many minutes but at the same token he is in the prime of his carrer. Its time for Portland to put an end to this misery and blow this thing up and start from scratch. Portland is not going to get out of the 1st round if they make the playoffs unless they get an extremely favorable matchup which I doubt will happen at the 8 seed. As a fan I hope they make the lotto this year. I would hold onto Aldridge and build around him along with Mathews and Batum. Beside Aldridge, everyone is touchable. Hopefully the Cho Cho train has loaded the engines and and is open for rides for one way tickets out of town. This is a sad state of affairs with little light at the end of the tunnel. Injuries and some questionable moves by Pricthslap have left this team horribly unbalanced with little or no future. I'm not a huge Roy fan and hope they trade him as the team is playing much better as a whole without him instead of the boring same ole same ol Nate ball isolating Roy who I can now out maneuver and jump. Very sorry state of affair. I hope there is some major make over coming soon. The trade deadline is rapidly approaching so hopefully a move or 2 will be made as we have Miller and Pryz's contracts and a couple of nice role players to throw in to get some help. It felt good to vent. Watching the Blazers this year has just made me sick to my stomach. Another year of what if's. This is getting old, time with the new.

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