Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge out for season after shoulder surgery

San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge reacts after being called for a foul. (David Zalubowski/AP)

The San Antonio Spurs will be one of the 22 teams heading to Disney World when the NBA season resumes, but LaMarcus Aldridge won’t be suiting up.

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.

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