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 confirmed that Aldridge will wait until after the season to have the surgery.