LaMarcus Aldridge Able to Join Team After Minor Heart Arrhythmia
The San Antonio Spurs announced that five-time All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge would be out indefinitely for a significant amount of time with minor heart arrhythmia on Saturday. The team said he would “refrain from play until further tests and examinations are completed,” Aldridge has a heart history that has been well-chronicled. He was diagnosed in 2007 with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome while playing with the Portland Trail Blazers.
“Unexpected, but it’s a sensitive issue, so we want to make sure that he’s fine,” Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said from Saturday’s shootaround. “The most important thing is to have him healthy. We’ll wait as long as is necessary for him to feel secure and sure, and the team, too.”
ESPN’s Marc J. Spears is reporting that the Spurs have cleared Aldridge to resume all basketball activities.
The Spurs official Twitter account also announced that the power forward is available for tonight’s game against the Trail Blazers.