LaMarcus Aldridge was diagnosed with a torn ligament in his left thumb, an injury that would require surgery, and one that was expected to sideline him for 6-8 weeks.
In a surprising turn of events, Aldridge has decided to delay surgery for now, and will return to the Blazers’ lineup in time for Saturday’s home contest against the Wizards.
BREAKING: LaMarcus Aldridge (ligament tear left thumb) puts surgery on hold; will play tonight versus Washington.
Sources: Aldridge tested thumb on his own and reported to Portland trainer on Saturday morning he wanted to play. This was his decision.
“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,”
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