Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge (Ankle) Downgraded To "Doubtful" For Friday

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Portland Trail Blazers All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge did not practice on Thursday and is "doubtful" for a Friday night game against the Utah Jazz.

Portland Trail Blazers All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge did not practice on Thursday after suffering a right ankle sprain during a 111-93 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. He was listed as "questionable" on Thursday for a Friday night game against the Utah Jazz. After Friday's shootaround, he was downgraded to "doubtful".

Blazers forward/center J.J. Hickson also did not practice due to illness. He is expected to play.

Thursday's updates...

Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com reports...

LaMarcus Aldridge (right ankle sprain) did not practice today. He was at the practice facility receiving treatment. Stotts says the pain is worse today than it was last night. He is questionable versus Utah on Friday night.

Mike Tokito of The Oregonian reports...

All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge did not practice, opting instead to go through treatment on his sprained right ankle. Meanwhile, Aldridge's frontcourt partner, center JJ Hickson, did not leave his house this morning as he battled an illness. Both players are listed as questionable for Friday's critical game against the Utah Jazz at the Rose Garden.

Candace Buckner of The Columbian reports on Twitter...

LaMarcus Aldridge did not practice and left early after receiving treatment. Per Stotts, his ankle is worse than last nite.

Friday's updates...

Candace Bucker of The Columbian reports on Twitter...

LaMarcus Aldridge is doubtful for tonight against the Jazz. If he doesn't go, Meyers Leonard would start in his place

Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports on Twitter...

Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge is doubtful tonight vs the Jazz with a sprained right ankle. If he doesn't play, Meyers Leonard would start.

Dwight Jaynes of CSNNW.com reports on Twitter...

Hickson is a go tonight

Aldridge played through the ankle injury Wednesday night before being shut down in the fourth quarter. He finished with a team-high 24 points (on 11-for-14 shooting), four rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes.

Aldridge also missed practice earlier this week because of illness.

Update (Friday Pre-Game): Aldridge is out.

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

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