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Aldridge finished with 37 points (15-24 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists, one block and two steals in 38 minutes against Atlanta on Frday.

Since sitting two games with a thumb injury, Aldridge has come back strong. He's averaging 33.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.0 block and 1.7 steals in 38 minutes a game over his last three games. So much for the thumb being a big issue, as Aldridge seems to have put his owner's worries to bed.

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Aldridge scored 38 points (13-23 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 10-10 FT) with 11 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal in 41 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Cavaliers.

His thumb cannot be too bad. Since putting off surgery he has scored 64 points in two games. Owners can only hope he waits until the end of the season to repair his thumb and continues putting up massive lines like this one.

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Aldridge (thumb) made a shock decision to put off surgery on his thumb and took his place in the Blazers' starting lineup Saturday, scoring 26 points (9-22 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 8-8 FT) with nine rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 36 minutes.

Yikes! This came out of nowhere so hopefully if you owned Aldridge, you hadn't dropped him. There is still a chance that Aldridge makes the injury worse by playing, but the injuries the Blazers are currently playing with, it's a risk they are willing to take. Obviously, if Aldridge was dropped in your league, you have to snatch him up immediately.

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Aldridge (thumb) has decided to put off having surgery and will play in Saturday's game against the Wizards.

Aldridge suffered a torn ligament in his left thumb against the Kings on Monday but will apparently try to play through the pain. It's still somewhat unclear how effective he can be with this type of injury on his non-shooting hand and he'll likely need surgery at some later point this year. Even so, Sunday's game will be crucial in determining his value for the immediate and long-term future.

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Aldridge has been diagnosed with a torn ligament in his left thumb and will miss 6-to-8 weeks, The Columbian reports.

Aldridge's situation had been characterized by murkiness since injuring his left thumb Monday. However, after undergoing a second MRI, a more conclusive timetable has emerged. He'll now certainly miss the All-Star game on Feb. 15, with a return date likely falling in the first two weeks of March. In the meantime, the Blazers will trot out a patchwork frontcourt due to the continued absences of Robin Lopez (hand) and Joel Freeland (shoulder). Until Freeland returns to action, the likely candidates to cover power forward on a nightly basis are Dorell Wright and Thomas Robinson.

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Aldridge has a cast on his injured left thumb and it remains unclear how severe the injury is, the Oregonian reports.

Aldridge underwent an MRI earlier this week, but the results were inconclusive. He is scheduled to undergo another MRI Thursday, but those results have yet to be released. Until more information is released, Aldridge owners should assume he's going to be out for a while. Since he's wearing a cast, Aldridge appears as though he'll be out Thursday.

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Aldridge will have a second MRI performed on his left thumb Thursday, The Oregonian reports.

Coach Terry Stotts relayed prior to Wednesday's game that Aldridge has already undergone one MRI, but the results of that test were "inconclusive." Until the severity of Aldridge's thumb injury is known, he remains without a timeline to return to action. In the meantime, though, expect Thomas Robinson and Meyers Leonard to pick up additional run in a frontcourt already devoid of Robin Lopez (hand) and Joel Freeland (shoulder).

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Aldridge (thumb) has an MRI scheduled for later this week and remains without a timetable to return.

He was evaluated Tuesday by a hand specialist, but other than to say Aldridge will not play Wednesday, the team has not elaborated on how Tuesday's evaluation went. Thomas Robinson and Meyers Leonard should see extended run while Aldridge is out, and he should be considered highly questionable for Thursday's game against Boston.

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Aldridge (thumb) will not travel with the team for Wednesday's game in Phoenix, Mike Richman of The Oregonian reports.

Aldridge is visiting with a specialist Tuesday after injuring his thumb Monday night against the Kings. The Blazers are expecting an update later in the evening, but Aldridge has officially been ruled out for Wednesday's game, which should equate to increased playing time for Thomas Robinson and Meyers Leonard.

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Aldridge (thumb) underwent X-rays on his hand following Monday's game and they came back negative, CSN Northwest reports.

While the result is a relief for the Blazers, Aldridge will meet with a hand specialist for further evaluation. His status is firmly up in the air for Wednesday's game in Phoenix, and it's possible he could remain in Portland for the one-game road trip.