Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge (Quad) Returns To Practice Friday

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Portland Trail Blazers All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge returned to practice on Friday after missing Thursday's session with a left quad injury.

Portland Trail Blazers All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge returned to practice on Friday after missing Thursday's session with a left quad injury.

Mike Tokito of The Oregonian reports...

The good news was that the team's All-Star forward, LaMarcus Aldridge, was feeling better after suffering an injury to his left leg during Wednesday night's practice. After sitting out Thursday's lone practice, Aldridge was back on the court Friday.

"It's better," Aldridge said. "Today, I did halfcourt stuff. I went out there, did contact (drills). I felt good. We just want to ease back into it."

Erik Gundersen of The Columbian reports...

LaMarcus Aldridge participated in half-court 4-on-4 and 5-on-5 drills during the morning session of the Trail Blazers' two-a-day practices according to Head Coach Terry Stotts, after missing Thursday's morning practice. Aldridge said he pulled his quad and confirmed it was a miscommunication that resulted in the initial injury being reported as a hip injury.

Aldridge said he pulled the quad doing a "seventeen," a wind sprint, after losing a game during practice.

Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com offers additional injury updates...

Friday, Dorell Wright left practice early with a dislocated right middle finger and Earl Watson sustained a left calf contusion.

Head coach Terry Stotts isn't sure on the severity or when either two will return to action.

The Blazers open their preseason schedule against the Los Angeles Clippers at the "Moda Center" on Monday.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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