Doc Rivers On Chris Wilcox: 'Blown Away' By His Heart Ailment

Doc Rivers, the head coach of the Boston Celtics, responded to the news that reserve forward Chris Wilcox is out indefinitely and will need additional tests after a routine cardiac test reveled the need for more tests. Rivers spoked with Sean Grande of WEEI, saying that he was blown away by the team's second heart problem.

Doc's reaction to getting the Chris Wilcox news Friday: "Are you kidding me? What are the odds of having one? To have two..I was just...blown away...feel bad for Chris...there's a good chance he'll play and there's a chance he won't. At the end of the day if there is something wrong I'm glad we found it." (via Sean Grande on Twitter)

Wilcox missed Friday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers for what the team called personal matters at the time. Wilcox will see doctors early this week for addition tests, and the team will learn more about his condition after that.

Jeff Green was sidelined for the entire season after a routine physical found an aortic aneurysm, which required surgery to repair in January. We don't know if Wilcox's problem is similar, but either way, here's hoping for a speedy recovery.

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