Mar 12, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) is helped off the court after an injury during the second half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge won't play against Miami Heat

If a “whole new” Portland Trail Blazers indeed show up against the Miami Heat on Monday night, they’ll be without All-Star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge.

Chris Haynes of Comcast SportsNet Northwest revealed the disappointing news earlier today:

Aldridge suffered a back injury against the San Antonio Spurs on March 12 and has not played since. In the five games since the injury, the Blazers have gone 3-2 in Aldridge’s absence. For the entire season, the Blazers are 7-3 when Aldridge is not in the lineup.

After taking on the Heat on Monday, the Blazers will play the Orlando Magic the next night. They’ll close out their five-game road trip against the Atlanta Hawks and the Chicago Bulls later in the week.

[H/t: Chris Haynes]

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