Aldridge has surgery on right hip

Aldridge has surgery on right hip

Credit: AP Photo/Don Ryan

Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, left, tries to move to the basket against Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin during the first quarter of their NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on May 11, 2012 at 7:47 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trail Blazers say forward LaMarcus Aldridge had surgery on his right hip.

The arthroscopic procedure repaired a slight labral tear. Aldridge was bothered by the injury late in the season and missed the Blazers' final eight games.

The 6-foot-11 power forward announced earlier he would have the proactive procedure for the tear, which he described as minor. Aldridge had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left hip when he was at Texas in 2005, but that injury was more severe.

Aldridge averaged 21.7 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists this season while shooting a career-high 51.2 percent.

Dr. Marc Philippon performed the procedure in Vail, Colo., on Thursday.

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