Unfortunately, the San Antonio Spurs announced that star power forward, LaMarcus Aldridge will miss the remainder of the 2019/20 NBA season due to a arthroscopic procedure and rotator cuff debridement on his right shoulder. The procedure took place on April 24th, 2020 and it was performed by respected doctor, Daniel Cooper in Dallas Texas.
Aldridge suffered this injury during a game against the Utah Jazz back in February. The Spurs ended up winning that game 113-104, and Aldridge contributed with 15 points, 4 assists and 8 rebounds before suffering his shoulder injury.
Aldridge, averaging 18.9 points and 7.4 rebounds, was supposed to be a huge asset for the Spurs playoff hopes this July when the NBA resumes, but now due to the surgery, Aldridge will be forced to watch his teammates from the sidelines in Orlando, Florida. This is a huge loss for the Spurs, considering that Aldridge is averaging very good numbers this season. The Spurs will most definitely feel this loss come July 31st, but with the help of Demar DeRozan, San Antonio still has a chance of taking the 8th seed of the western conference this year and making it to the NBA playoffs.
The 34 year old is expected to make a full recovery and return right on time for the Spurs training camp before the 2020/21 season which will reportedly start this December.