LaMarcus Aldridge is one of the next stars on the Portland Trail Blazers who had a season-ending injury due to knees.

It has happened to Brandon Roy and Greg Oden.

Aldridge looks to rebound and end the Blazers curse. However, this past week, Aldridge was in a scary moment, having a deadly blood virus.

He writes in his blog:

This past week was a very scary one for me. 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.

Really scary hearing things like this. Glad to see Alridge is okay. Prayers out to him.

Josh Dhani is the founder of FootBasket. He also contributes at Hoops Authority and Eight Points Nine Seconds. You can read more about him at his website. Follow him on Twitter @joshdhani.


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