On the afternoon that saw the Celtics defeat the New York Knicks 115-111 in overtime, injured swingman Jeff Green paid his team a visit prior to the start of the game.
Green, who underwent a procedure back in January to repair an aortic aneurysm, dropped by the team's locker room to say hello to his teammates and head coach Doc Rivers, and sat on the bench with the team during the game against the Knicks. Green did not speak with reporters during his visit.
For Doc Rivers, it's always a warming experience anytime Green stops by and stresses that he want's the now unrestricted free agent to continue to be a part of the team.
"It's always good to see him," Rivers said. "He's doing great, looks great. He's going to sit on the bench tonight -- he's not going to play -- but it's just good to see him. Hell, what he's gone through has been a good thing for us, each time he comes around." (via ESPN Boston)
Because of the procedure that Green underwent, he will be unavailable for the entire season. For Rivers, he feels that it's good that Green is recovering this quickly and doing so well.
"He's been [in the Boston area] the last two weeks, he's been going to the doctor every two days," Rivers said. "He can ride a bike now and stuff. It's a miracle, really, in a lot of ways. It's pretty cool." (ESPN Boston)