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ClutchTime
01-24-2015, 03:45 PM
Per Portland Trailblazers Twitter Account:

BREAKING: LaMarcus Aldridge (ligament tear left thumb) puts surgery on hold; will play tonight versus Washington.

LaMarcus Aldridge has opted to temporarily postpone surgery on his injured thumb, and will return to the lineup for the Blazers' game against the Washington Wizards on Saturday.

goingfor28
01-24-2015, 03:46 PM
Idk how smart that is but ok

Goose17
01-24-2015, 03:49 PM
Damn. I hope he doesn't make it any worse. Best of luck to him, I like Aldridge.

Iron24th
01-24-2015, 05:59 PM
Might be a dangerous game.

Six-8-TheWizard
01-24-2015, 09:56 PM
He wants to keep playing a few games so he can make the all star team and get the corresponding 250k bonus in his contract

Redrum187
01-24-2015, 09:59 PM
I think this is a really bad decision.

IndyRealist
01-24-2015, 11:19 PM
Is there another Aldridge?

Six-8-TheWizard
01-25-2015, 01:27 AM
I think this is a really bad decision.

Kobe played a whole season with the same injury on his shooting hand, although I don't think it was his thumb which obviously makes a difference.

He might be able to play in the short term but the concern is that if he tries to play now, and then determines he can't continue and needs surgery he's going to be missing more and more of crunch time at the end of the season

AllDay28
01-25-2015, 02:41 AM
Wellhe tore up the wiz with the injury scoring 26

Chrisclover
01-25-2015, 06:43 AM
This is unnecessary. People forgot how Grant Hill ruined his career?what is the point of sticking to a regular-season game?

kozelkid
01-25-2015, 08:03 AM
This is unnecessary. People forgot how Grant Hill ruined his career?what is the point of sticking to a regular-season game?
Thumb doesn't equal ankle. And the point is a big one when you play in the wild west.

Off of recent memory, both Deng and Kobe have done it. Granted, there are at least 123 ligaments in one hand, so injuries were likely different, but I digress.