Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 6/2/12

LaMarcus Aldridge underwent hip surgery in May, which eliminated him from consideration for the Olympic team, but as he revealed on his Blazers.com blog (dubbed L.A.’s Rehab Central) on Friday, he came down with something last Saturday that could have eliminated him from more than the Olympics. L.A. explains the scary details:

On Saturday I came down with a blood virus. I quickly became sick and had to be rushed to the hospital. I thought it was a case of bad food or a bad cold, but I was wrong.  It turned out to be a very serious virus that if not treated quickly could actually be deadly! One thing I know for sure is that I’ve never felt worse in my life and there were times I wasn’t really sure where I was going. Thankfully I had a lot of family support and great medical care that helped me fight through it and now I’ve turned the corner and I’m feeling much better.

Aldridge, who missed the Blazers’ final eight games this season with that hip injury, also underwent a heart procedure for a separate condition in December. The specifics of Aldridge’s blood virus are still unclear, but the team has been briefed on the situation and seems convinced he’ll be fine.

We’re glad to hear Aldridge will be OK. But if the Blazers don’t have the absolute worst luck when it comes to their players’ health, we don’t know who does.

H/T Eye on Basketball
Photo: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

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