The Portland Trail Blazers have tweeted that LaMarcus Aldridge will delay surgery and take the floor tonight in the Trail Blazers' game versus the Washington Wizards.
BREAKING: LaMarcus Aldridge (ligament tear left thumb) puts surgery on hold; will play tonight versus Washington.— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) January 24, 2015
Since April 1st is more than 2 months away, it appears Aldridge and the Blazers have a sense of the heroic. With so many frontcourt players hobbled, the team certainly needs him against Marcin Gortat and Nene.
"We are having a good season and I want to keep it going. Going to try and play with it if I can and go from there," @aldridge_12 told Yahoo— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) January 24, 2015
For those w/ lingering doubts about Aldridge's long-term commitment to Blazers, this act is strong message. He'll be free agent in summer.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 24, 2015
CSNNW.com is reporting that Aldridge will wait until after the season to have surgery.
CSNNW.com confirmed that Aldridge will wait until after the season to have the surgery.