As the Portland Trail Blazers went through shootaround this morning in preparation for the New Orleans Pelicans, LaMarcus Aldridge sat on the scorers table holding a pair of crutches. The three-time All-Star power forward suffered a lower back contusion after a hard fall in Wednesday’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs. When it occurred, it didn’t look too good especially considering he was seen in a wheelchair after the game. Aldridge says he is just happy that it wasn’t anything too serious. “I’m just relived that it’s just a bruise and not a broken tailbone or something,” Aldridge said. “It could have been a lot worse. When I was in the air, I didn’t know what to expect. When I hit the ground, I was in so much pain that all I could think about was the pain and if it was something serious. To get the MRI back was a relief.” Aldridge will be out at least two games before being reevaluated next week. He says he has had trouble sleeping over the last two days and the use of crutches is fulltime, as of now.
Aldridge relieved, says back injury could have been worse
CSN Northwest | Mar 14