Jeff Green underwent heart surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm on Monday, an ailment that will sideline him for the entire 2011-2012 NBA season. Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers said the surgery went well, according to ESPN Boston.
Doc Rivers says Jeff Green's surgery went well. (via Chris Forsberg/Twitter)
Green signed a one-year deal to return to the Boston Celtics, where he was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange or Kendrick Perkins at the trade deadline last season, but was unable to pass his physical and was held out of training camp. The team ultimately revealed that Green had an aneurysm, which would force him to miss the year.
Danny Ainge and the Celtics withdrew their qualifying offer, making Green an unrestricted free agent upon his return. Doctors have said that Green will be able to resume his playing career after he fully recovers sometime next season.