VIDEO: Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge on thumb injury, extended absence


Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge will miss 6-8 weeks with ligament tear in his left thumb, which will need to be surgically repaired per the team. The three time All-Star has never played fewer than 63 games in an 82 game season in his career.

The injury would keep him out until mid-March at the earliest.

Aldridge leads the Blazers with 23.2 points per game and 10.5 rebounds per game on 46 percent shooting.



Erik Gundersen

Erik Gundersen

Erik Gundersen is the Trail Blazers beat reporter for The Columbian. He's a graduate of the Allen School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon in addition earning a degree in Spanish. He's covered the NBA for four seasons. You can also occasionally find his work on's NBA section for their TrueCities series. He also fist-bumped with Kanye West once. Follow @BlazerBanter on twitter for more Blazers and NBA news.

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