No. 2 overall pick Aldridge sidelined until November
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge underwent surgery to repair a ligament tear in his right shoulder and will miss the start of the regular season, the team said Wednesday.
Aldridge, the second overall pick in the June draft, had the surgery done in Los Angeles. The team said it expects him to start rehabilitation within three weeks and return to the basketball court in mid- to late November. Portland opens the regular season at Seattle on Nov. 1.
The 6-foot-11 forward from Texas averaged 11.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in five games for Portland during the Vegas Summer League.
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