The Spurs announced some good news today, confirming in a press release that LaMarcus Aldridge has been medically cleared to resume all basketball-related activities. Aldridge will be available to play for the team tonight against Portland.
Less than a week ago, San Antonio announced that Aldridge would be sidelined indefinitely after being diagnosed with a minor heart arrhythmia. However, the Spurs have given him the go-ahead to return to the court after conducting multiple tests and consulting with several medical experts, according to the club.
“We are thankful that LaMarcus will be able to rejoin the team,” Spurs GM R.C. Buford said in a statement. “All of us have been impressed with the professionalism and grace he has shown in dealing with this difficult situation.”
Things were looking a little grim for the Spurs several days ago after Kawhi Leonard had been diagnosed with a concussion and Aldridge was said to be out indefinitely. With Leonard making a quick return and Aldridge set to follow suit, San Antonio now appears poised to make a run for the No. 1 seed in the West. Currently, the Spurs are a half-game behind the Warriors in the standings.