Aldrigde out indefinitely due to heart condition

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Aris Barkas

12/Mar/17 13:40

Spurs star forward LaMarcus Aldridge is out indefinitely after experiencing a minor heart arrhythmia, the team announced.

By Eurohoops team/

Aldridge will undergo further testing before the Spurs determine how much time he misses. The Spurs declined to go into details about Aldridge’s condition.

“You just think more seriously,” coach Gregg Popovich said Saturday when asked how Aldridge’s situation compares to other Spurs injuries. ‘When somebody says heart, you start thinking a little more possible long-term kind of stuff. That’s a little scary.

“But you don’t go there yet. They’re doing tests. They did some tests today, and they’re going to continue it on Monday. He’s going to see some people on Monday, and based on what they do and see, we’ll figure then what we’re really looking at. I don’t know right now.”

The 6-foot-11, 260-pound Aldridge was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome — an abnormality that can cause a rapid heartbeat — at the end of his rookie season in April 2007. Even without him, Spurs got the 107-85 win over the Warriors who rested all their All Star players, Steph Curry, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson.