Latest News, NBA / Dec 17, 2011 / 12:14 pm

Breaking News: Jeff Green will Have Heart Surgery, Miss Entire NBA Season

Jeff Green heart surgery

Jeff Green (photo. David Deal)

The Boston Celtics just released a statement regarding Jeff Green:

Jeff Green will undergo surgery on Jan. 9 after an aortic aneurysm was detected in his physical. He will miss the 2011-12 season.

This is frightening on many levels, but beyond all things basketball, let’s hope that Jeff comes out of this ok. Reportedly, doctors think he will be able to play next season, but for a team legacy that will always be intertwined with the tragedy of Reggie Lewis, Green’s condition will always be in the back of everyone’s mind.

In terms of the current team and what they need to do in the short-term, the Celtics are undoubtedly on the hunt for a small forward/power forward. They were pretty thin at that spot before this news, and now they are in a danger zone. Free agent pickings are slim.

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  • catdaddywhack

    we all knew green had some heart problems, but damn….

    get well soon, anyways

  • yoda

    too bad for jeff but at least they discovered it on time and he will have best medical care he can get. but another bad news for him is that 9mill contract will be voided due to failed medical

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    @catdaddywhack

    I see what you did there

  • ab40

    travis outlaw gotta be in. Maybe a last ditch play for Dalembert. Btw the trade just got worse.

  • beiber newz

    hope he recovers as soon as possible. i also hope he can resume his nba career and be able to compete at the highest level he is capable of. with that said, the thunder dodged a 9 million dollar bullet.

  • beiber newz

    control going thru that time of month. everything pisses him off, even my name. she/he’s always going to be heated. that ho

  • john

    Boston is curse at SF –

    Len Bias – dead (drugs)
    Larry Bird – early retirement (back)
    Reggie Lewis – dead (heart)
    Paul Pierce – stabbed (very well could have died)
    Jeff Green – out for season, possibly forever (heart)

  • http://ufl.edu Big Freeze

    Damn, get well soon, Jeff.

    The Celtics are gonna struggle this year. I see a first round exit in their future.

  • beiber newz

    ^it doesn’t take ms. cleo to believe that big freeze

  • Bill

    James Posey

  • Robmo35

    Feel bad for Jeff Green. Watching Knicks and Nets. Can anyone tell me why Amare and Carmallo bother to get back after a bucket or miss? They certainly don’t really need to do they.

  • beiber newz

    and the lakers continue to make OFFENSIVE moves. i told u guys to keep track of the guys mitch kupchak signs, and now he gets another offensive minded player in troy murphy. interesting. i know my team. u guys don’t

  • Sam

    Troy Murphy is definitely an offensive move, Beiber, offensive to my basketball sensibilities. Maybe this is just the effect my team has on players but he was frickin’ TERRIBLE with the Nets last season. No defense whatsoever.

    Good luck to him but I see this signing being pretty ineffective.

  • Sam

    Feel bad for everyone involved.

    The Perkins trade now looks awful. The Celts had a chance to make one last big run and instead they killed their team chemistry in hopes of reloading for the future.

  • catdaddywhack

    @ DWP
    hehehe