Originally written on Beantown Banter  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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A stress test that was performed on Jeff Green of the Boston Celtics delivered to him the worst, best news of his life. It was the worst news because he will miss the entire NBA season after he undergoes surgery on Jan. 9. It was the best news because having his aortic aneurysm diagnosed means that it can be treated. If Green wasn’t checked out, there is a strong likelihood that he could have suffered a heart attack and possibly have died from it. While the rest of the Celtics understand that losing Green is a big hit in their mission to get those championship rings full of diamonds and that trophy, they all were able to look at the bigger picture. “We ask a lot of our bodies, so it’s important that we put ourselves through the wringer thoroughly when we get tested with our physicals,” teammate Ray Allen said. “I know sometimes it’s like a pain in the butt, but getting hooked up to EKGs and getting on the treadmill and testing your heart — those tests are so important ...
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