Blazers’ Aldridge injures left hip

All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge has a hip flexor strain and

is day-to-day.

The 6-foot-11 Aldridge sustained the injury during Wednesday

night’s practice and did not participate in practice on Thursday.

His return is uncertain.

The Blazers opened training camp on Tuesday in preparation for

the coming season.

Aldridge, a seven-year NBA veteran who was named an All-Star for

the second straight year, averaged 21.1 points and 9.1 rebounds per

game last season.

The Blazers also say guard Will Barton sustained a

concussion.