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March 11 (The Sports Xchange) – Forward LaMarcus Aldridge of the San Antonio Spurs is out indefinitely because of a minor heart arrhythmia, the team announced Saturday.

“All parties have concluded that at the current time it is best for Aldridge to refrain from play until further tests and examinations are completed,” the Spurs said in a press release.

At the end of his rookie season with the Portland Trail Blazers in April 2007, Aldridge was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, which is an abnormality that can cause a rapid heartbeat.

Aldridge, 31, underwent a procedure to fix the problem and missed the final nine games of the season. Four years later, he underwent the same procedure and missed time at the start of the 2011-12 season when there was a recurrence of his condition.

The 6-foot-11, 260-pound Aldridge, a five-time All-Star, is in his second season with the Spurs after…