LA takes hard fall, suffers back contusion
Three-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge left the game after taking a hard fall against the San Antonio Spurs Wednesday night.
LA fell to the ground after driving to the basket, making contact with Spurs back-up F/C Aron Baynes.
He remained on the ground, writhing in pain, holding his lower back, tailbone area before he was helped off the court under complete assistance, barely putting any weight on his right leg.
The Trail Blazers announced that Aldridge suffered a back contusion will not return.
Aldridge remained unable to walk under his own power and seen being wheeled around in a wheelchair during the 4th quarter.
LA had x-rays on his back, which came back negative, according to Trail Blazers PR.
Aldridge had surgery on his right hip and miss the rest of the 2012 season to repair a slight labral tear.
Aldridge missed five games after the All-Star break with a groin injury.
Aldridge had 12 points in the contest in 21 minutes of action against the Spurs and is averaging 23.6 points per game and 11.2 rebounds.
There is no timetable for Aldridge's return.