Tuesday , Aug , 22 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Portland’s Aldridge to undergo surgery

Portland, OR (Sports Network) – Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus
Aldridge is scheduled to undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair a small
ligament tear in his right shoulder.

Dr. Neal Elattrache will perform the procedure in Los Angeles. It is uncertain
how long the rookie will be sidelined as the recovery time will be determined
after surgery.

Portland acquired Aldridge, who was drafted second overall in the 2006 draft,
along with a future second-round pick from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for
forward Viktor Khryapa and the draft rights to Tyrus Thomas (fourth pick