Spurs announce Aldridge out indefinitely due to 'minor heart arrhythmia'

According to the San Antonio Spurs, one more player will be missing tonight's game against the Golden State Warriors, and he could be out for much longer.

The Spurs announced on Saturday morning that LaMarcus Aldridge is out indefinitely "due to an occurrence of a minor heart arrhythmia."

The organization says that he should refrain from playing until further tests can be conducted. No timetable for his return was offered.

Ten years ago, in March of 2007, after leaving a Portland Trail Blazers game early in his NBA career, Aldridge underwent a series of tests that diagnosed him with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome and missed the rest of the season. He missed a few weeks of action in 2011 when he had a procedure to treat his ailment.

Here's what the U.S. Library of Medicine has to say about Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome:

Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome is a condition in which there is an extra electrical pathway in the heart. The condition can lead to periods of rapid heart rate (tachycardia).

The NBA announced Friday that Kawhi Leonard will miss the game due to being in the league's concussion protocol. Then, Friday night after the Warriors game, Golden State coach Steve Kerr announced that Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andre Iguodala would sit out the game on top of Kevin Durant still sitting out while he recovers from an injury.

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