NBA on ESPN just released news on LaMarcus Aldridge's injury.
Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge to undergo surgery. MRI confirms radial collateral ligament tear in left thumb. Expected to miss 6 to 8 weeks.— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) January 23, 2015
ESPN also has an article up about Aldridge.
LaMarcus Aldridge will miss six to eight weeks after tearing the radial collateral ligament in his left thumb, the team announced Thursday night.
Aldridge will have surgery to repair the injury.
From the Trail Blazers Press Release:
A second magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirms that Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge has a radial collateral ligament tear in his left thumb. He will undergo surgery later this week and is expected to be out for 6-8 weeks.
Aldridge sustained the injury in the second quarter of Portland's 98-94 win over Sacramento on Monday at the Moda Center.
NBA.com has video of Aldridge talking about the injury.
If Aldridge remains out of action until March 21st, approximately 8 weeks, he'd miss 26 games in the Trail Blazers schedule.