February 24, 2012; Orlando FL, USA; Western Conference forward LaMarcus Aldridge of the Portland Trail Blazers (12) during the West all-stars press conference at the Hilton Orlando. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Aldridge Injury Downgraded to Quad Strain

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.

 

 

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.

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