Aldridge underwent an arthroscopic procedure and rotator cuff debridement on his right shoulder and will be sidelined for the rest of the 2019-20 season, the team announced Monday. Aldridge initially suffered the injury in a game against the Utah Jazz on Feb. 21.
The 34-year-old was averaging 18.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists prior to the NBA’s pause. The seven-time all-star is under contract with the Spurs through the 2020-21 campaign.
Losing Aldridge will make San Antonio’s quest for a 23rd consecutive post-season appearance significantly more difficult. The Spurs were 12th in the Western Conference at the time of the pause and four games back of the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies.