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Celtics' Jeff Green to miss entire 2012 season

Posted on: December 17, 2011 11:48 am
Edited on: December 17, 2011 5:42 pm
 
By Matt Moore

The Celtics announced Saturday morning that forward Jeff Green will miss the entire 2011-2012 season after surgery to repair a heart condition. During a stress test in his physical upon agreeing to his one-year, $9 milllion deal with the Celtics, doctors discovered an aortic aneurysm, which involves swelling in a valve in the heart. He will undergo surgery, miss the entire year, and the Celtics announced he should be able to return to action for the 2012-2013 season assuming everything goes well with surgery and subsequent treatment. 

With no symptoms, discovering the condition may prove to be a blessing in disguise for Green and his long-term health. For the Celtics, they move forward with no legitimate back-up small forward and a dangerously thin bench. The Celtics traded Kendrick Perkins for Green and the Clippers protected 2012 draft pick at last season's trade deadline. Despite considerable criticism for the move, Celtics GM Danny Ainge has repeatedly defended the move indicating his belief in Green's long-term value to the franchise. 

Due to Green's failure to pass his physical, the Boston Herald reports Green's contract has been voided

The Celtics official press release: 
The Boston Celtics announced today that forward Jeff Green will undergo surgery on Monday January 9, 2012 at the Cleveland Clinic and will miss the 2011-12 season.

A team of leading cardiac specialists who consulted with Green and the Celtics indicated that surgery should completely repair Green’s condition and that he can expect to resume his NBA career next season.

During his team physical Friday, December 9th, an aortic aneurysm was detected. As a precautionary measure, Green underwent extensive additional testing, after which doctors recommended surgery.

“While we are saddened that Jeff will not be able to play this season, the most important thing is his health, and we were fortunate to have access to an amazing team of specialists to evaluate Jeff’s case,” said Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. “The entire Celtics family supports Jeff during this difficult time in his career.”

At Jeff’s request, neither Jeff nor the Celtics will have any additional comment at this time.
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nancy cheery
Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: January 11, 2012 10:32 pm
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Since: Oct 26, 2011
Posted on: December 18, 2011 9:47 pm
 

Celtics' Jeff Green to miss entire 2012 season

My Best Wishes to Mr Jeff Green.To you Danny Ainge,Your dismantling of The Celtics is Just about over.One more year,MAX.kEEP WANTING to Trade Rhondo,SHOWS HOW STUPID YOUR ARE,AND CONTINUE YOU BE.



Since: Dec 18, 2011
Posted on: December 18, 2011 12:29 pm
 

Matt Moore - Your report is erroneous...

You report that Green has an "aortic aneurysm, which involves swelling in a valve in the heart."  This is not an appropriate characterization of Green's diagnosis.  Aortic valves don't "swell."  Rather, the aortic root, which is another part of the heart, can dilate, which is the case with Mr. Green.  This is another diagnoses alltogether.

If this sounds like I'm focusing on mundane details, I assure you I'm not - an aortic root aneurysm is far more life threatening than a valve issue.  Although valves don't swell, they can become insufficient, but that is a separate medical condition. Root's can rupture and dissect cusing sudden death, hence the concern for Green's well being.



Since: Oct 17, 2007
Posted on: December 18, 2011 11:18 am
 

Celtics' Jeff Green to miss entire 2012 season

May the Lord be with you and your family,GODSEED Mr Green.



Since: Sep 1, 2011
Posted on: December 18, 2011 10:28 am
 

Celtics' Jeff Green to miss entire 2012 season

Best wishes to you Jeff Green.



Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2011 2:52 am
 

Celtics' Jeff Green to miss entire 2012 season

IF he was a long term committment how come he only got 1 year?



Since: Apr 12, 2011
Posted on: December 18, 2011 1:26 am
 

Celtics' Jeff Green to miss entire 2012 season

marfans disease runs in my wifes family and this symptom is the worst. Many marfans carriers are tall and have long limbs. Sometimes there are NO other symptoms until this hits. Many times it ruptures and the surgery is done in a life threatining emergency situation as my mother-in-law and Bro-in-law had. My nephew was fortunate with recent technology at age 19 had a stint put inside his aortic dissection and now he is fine. Dunno if Jeff has Marfan's but it is more common place in basketball players.

Its a great thing his was detected early.
 



Since: Dec 18, 2011
Posted on: December 18, 2011 12:22 am
 

Celtics' Jeff Green to miss entire 2012 season

I was fortunate to meet Jeff Green a few weeks ago he was sitting
in his car in Rockville, Maryland outside of a gym and he took the time to talk
to me , he was very nice young man. I pray that God will heal him and allow him
to return to the NBA. It's not often that you met a pro and they are willing to
share some time with you. He is a tribute to Georgetown Univ., the Boston
Celtics, the citizens of DC and most of all his family. God bless you bless you
Jeff and get well soon.




Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2011 10:41 pm
 

Celtics' Jeff Green to miss entire 2012 season

even tho i have NEVER been a celtics fan, i hate to hear about this and am thankful it was caught in time for him to recover.



Since: Mar 23, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2011 10:33 pm
 

Celtics' Jeff Green to miss entire 2012 season

Which comment are you referring to?


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