Portland, OR – Portland Trail Blazers forward/center LaMarcus Aldridge will undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip and will miss the reminder of the 2011-12 season.
Aldridge, a first-time NBA All-Star this season, averaged a team-high 21.7 points to go with 8.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in 55 contests -- all starts.
He shot 51.2 percent from the field and 81.4 percent from the foul line, both career highs.
"In his most recent MRI, and following further evaluation, it's been determined that LaMarcus has a slight labral tear and will require arthroscpoic surgery," said acting general manager Chad Buchanan. "LaMarcus' priority is that he's 100-percent healthy going into training camp this fall and we all feel this is the best course. He's had an All-Star year and his long-term health is the most important thing to consider."
In six NBA seasons, all with the Blazers, Aldridge has career averages of 17.8 ppg, 7.5 rpg, and 1.8 apg.