Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge will be absent for the remainder of the season after performing a right shoulder surgery on April 24.
The Spurs announced today that LaMarcus Aldridge had surgery on his right shoulder, which would cause him to miss the rest of the 2019-20 season.
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In the game against the Jazz, Aldridge was injured in February.
The 13-year veteran tried to play through the pain, but only participated in one game, then he participated in the next six consecutive victories.
Dr. Daniel Cooper of Dallas, Texas, performed arthroscopy at Aldridge.
The 6-11 Center plans to return to the stadium in time before starting training camp next season.
Aldridge is 34 years old and has played 53 games for the Spurs this season, averaging 18.9 points and 7.4 rebounds.
The Spurs have now entered the playoffs for 22 consecutive years. Their winning streak with the Philadelphia 76ers is the longest in NBA history.
Because the Spurs are four games behind the eighth seed Memphis Grizzlies, and there are three other teams between the two teams, it will be difficult to overcome Aldridge.