LaMarcus Aldridge

LaMarcus Aldridge’s Tuesday trip to Vail, Colo., will result in him missing tonight’s game against the Golden State Warriors — and possibly the final 15 days of the season.

Trail Blazers interim general manager Chad Buchanan said an “abnormality” was discovered in Aldridge’s sore right hip during his visit with Dr. Marc Phillipon on Tuesday, and the All-Star power forward is officially listed as day-to-day. Forward J.J. Hickson will start in place of Aldridge tonight, when the Blazers host the Warriors at the Rose Garden.

Buchanan said Aldridge will undergo further medical “consultation” and all parties involved will have “further conversation” before the team decides what to do with its franchise cornerstone going forward. When asked if surgery was being considered, Buchanan did not rule it out.

– Reported by Joe Freeman of the Oregonian