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Trail Blazers' Aldridge out indefinitely

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland Trail Blazers rookie LaMarcus Aldridge is out indefinitely after experiencing dizziness and a
rapid heartbeat.

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Aldridge played seven minutes in Saturday's loss to the Los
Angeles Clippers before he was taken to the hospital. He was
initially diagnosed with dehydration, but after he wore a heart
monitor for 24 hours, the team asked for additional tests.

The nature of the tests was not revealed.

"We are going to run more tests and get a more accurate
diagnosis so we can treat it," Blazers general manager Kevin
Pritchard said. "That's the biggest thing right now. We're in a
ruling-out process."

Travis Outlaw was expected to start in Aldridge's place
Wednesday night for Portland's game against the Utah Jazz. Aldridge
had taken over the starter's job when Joel Przybilla had
season-ending knee surgery.

The Blazers signed center Luke Schenscher for the remainder of
the 2006-07 season.

Portland signed the 7-foot-1 Schenscher to a 10-day contract
from the Fort Worth Flyers of the NBDL on March 15, and re-signed him to
another 10-day contract on March 25.

The Australian native has appeared in two games for the Trail
Blazers, averaging 1.0 point and 1.5 rebounds in 3.5 minutes.