Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Trail Blazers' Aldridge out indefinitely
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland Trail Blazers rookie LaMarcus Aldridge is out indefinitely after experiencing dizziness and a
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
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.