Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge (Ankle) To Return Friday Against Rockets

Steve Dykes-US PRESSWIRE

Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge will return from an ankle injury for a Friday game against the Houston Rockets.

Portland Trail Blazers All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge said Thursday that he will return to the court on Friday against the Houston Rockets at the Rose Garden after missing four games with a sprained right ankle suffered during a loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports on Twitter...

Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge says he will play tomorrow vs the Rockets.

Candace Buckner of The Columbian reports on Twitter...

LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) did in fact practice and expects to play tomorrow vs the Rockets.

The Blazers went 0-4 in Aldridge's absence, losing all four games by double digits.

Aldridge, 27, is averaging 21.0 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.3 blocks while shooting 48.1 percent from the field in 37.8 minutes per game this season.

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

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