The Oregonian reports that Aldridge, who was just named to his first All-Star team, was out of the game with an ankle injury less than two minutes into the contest.
The Blazers take on the Golden State Warriors Wednesday and Aldridge didn't travel with the team for the game even though X-rays came back negative on the ankle, the Oregonian reports.
"We kind of took a slap in the face when LaMarcus went down," forward Gerald Wallace said, according to the paper. "It was kind of a shock for us. To see our leader, the head of our team, screaming in pain, it kind of put us on our heels, and they got going."
The 26-year-old Aldridge, who has been with the Blazers since joining the league in 2006, is averaging a career-high 22.6 points per game this season.
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- The Oregonian