Jeff Green’s fans were devastated by the announcement that was published Saturday on the official website of the Celtics. According to the respective report, Jeff Green will undergo a difficult heart surgery that will prevent him from playing during the entire 2011-2012 season.
The Boston Celtics’ player was confronting with various health issues for a while, but his situation got worse during the past few days. Based on the official statement of the team, Green will miss the entire season because he will undergo a heart surgery in order to remove to repair an aortic aneurysm. The operation will take place on January 9th at the Cleveland Clinic.
Danny Ainge, the Celtics’ president of basketball operations told reporters that the team is saddened by the news that Jeff will not be able to perform next season. However, everybody understands that the most important thing right now is to get Jeff healthy again and back on his feet. Fortunately, the health specialists at Boston Celtics have discovered the disease in an early stage and the basketball player will soon be able to recover.
At the beginning of his career, Jeff Green played with Seattle Supersonics and Oklahoma City Thunder, but he joined the Celtics via a trade that was performed last season. The one-year contract that he signed with the Celtics will be voided because the basketball player was not able to pass the physical.
The team is confident that Green will fully recover after the surgery. Moreover, they figure Jeff will be able to perform during the 2012-2013 season.
Given the avalanche of encouraging messages that Green received during the past few days, the Celtics’ player used his Twitter profile to thank everyone for their support. He stated that he appreciates everyone’s thoughts and prayers. In addition the 25-year-old sportsman promised that he will return “stronger and better”.
It’s a good thing that Green discovered his illness in an early stage because the Boston team was thus able to avert a tragedy like the one in 1993. Back then, the basketball player, Reggie Lewis dropped dead on a practice court because he was suffering from a similar medical condition.