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Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe: After the stunning news Saturday that forward Jeff Green would miss the season because of an aortic aneurysm, yesterday the reaction of the Celtics was one of relief that the condition was detected, and gratitude that he will be able to continue his career next season. Players and coaches know how much they will miss Green’s youth, versatility, and talent on the court, but that was secondary. They were far more concerned about the long-term health of the 25-year-old.
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Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green will have heart surgery and miss the entire season. The Celtics made the announcement on Saturday. The team says Green should be able to resume his career next year. Celtics president Danny Ainge says the most important thing is Green's health. The surgery is scheduled for Monday at the Cleveland Clinic.
The Celtics have some decisions to make now that Jeff Green will miss the entire 2011-12 season due to an aortic aneurysm that requires heart surgery. The 25-year-old was a key component of the C's bench, and a lot was expected of him in his first full season in Boston this upcoming season. So without the former fifth overall pick, the Celtics may have to look outside the organization...
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Because the Celtics are a luxury-tax team, they do not receive salary-cap breaks with Jeff Green’s contract voided, meaning Danny Ainge has only minimum contracts to upgrade the roster.