After meeting with team doctors, it was determined that LaMarcus Aldridge suffered a left quad strain, instead of the previously reported hip flexor strain. This is excellent news, as a quad strain is generally far less severe. Aldridge’s time table to return has not been announced, though he tweeted that he should be able to return to the court in short order.
I’m ok just suffered a left quad strain. I should be back on the court pretty quick.
— Lamarcus Aldridge (@aldridge_12) October 3, 2013
#Blazers make correction: says F LaMarcus Aldridge doesn’t have a left hip flexor strain, it’s a left quad strain.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) October 3, 2013
Every Blazer fan in Rip City should be wiping away some anxious sweat, since without Aldridge Portland’s early season record would have been very much jeopardized. For an anticipated fringe playoff team, it’s very important that all the stars stay healthy at all times.
However, Will Barton (concussion) and Mo Williams (sprained ankle) will still miss some valuable pre-season time. Unless the injuries continue to pile (as has happened for Portland in the past), the Blazers should be more or less healthy by the time the regular season arrives.
More updates as the situation develops.