NBA Rumor: LaMarcus Aldridge Injury

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Spurs big man LaMarcus Aldridge is targeting Monday’s game against Indiana for his return to action after missing the past two games with a right shoulder strain. Aldridge wanted to play against Orlando on Saturday, but the team’s medical staff said he needed more rest. “They tell me whether he’s ready to go or not,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “I’m not a doctor. He’s either in or he’s out. He’d rather be in, but they said no.”

Spurs big man LaMarcus Aldridge is targeting Monday’s game against Indiana for his return to action after missing the past two games with a right shoulder strain. Aldridge wanted to play against Orlando on Saturday, but the team’s medical staff said he needed more rest. “They tell me whether he’s ready to go or not,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “I’m not a doctor. He’s either in or he’s out. He’d rather be in, but they said no.”

LaMarcus Aldridge injury under day-to-day observation

After the game, Aldridge experienced soreness in his right quad, leading to an MRI on Saturday. He remained in San Antonio to seek treatment, and will be considered day-to-day going forward. “He felt a little bit in there, and we wanted to make sure it didn’t get worse,” Popovich said. “There was a little bit of stuff in there (on the MRI). Hopefully this will take care of it.”

With seven games left in the regular season and just two games separating them from the ninth-place Los Angeles Clippers entering Wednesday’s action, the sixth-seeded Spurs (43-32) shudder to think what it would be like to face the fourth-seeded Thunder (44-31) without the player who has carried them all year. “As we can see and all you guys can see, we need him to play and be a force, a factor, to not only just play but lead us,” Manu Ginobili said. “It would be a tough, tough blow if he is not ready to play.”
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