After being dealt last season in a package that sent Kendrick Perkins to the Oklahoma City Thunder, it never seemed like Jeff Green had much of a chance to develop a role for himself as a Boston Celtic last year. Some thought this season would be Green's opportunity for that, and it looked even more likely with the departure of Glen Davis as well. Unfortunately though, that chance for Green or the Celtics won't be realized this season either.
During a physical last week, it was determined that Green would need surgery to repair his heart, and will miss the 2011-12 season.
This from Boston.com:
Jeff Green will have surgery to repair his aorta and will miss the season.
The 25-year-old is expected to make a full recovery.
The medical issue arose when Green was taking a physical last week. He said the problem was found when he took a stress test.
Since then, he has seen a number of specialists, the last of which was in Cleveland at the Cleveland Clinic yesterday.
Because Green could...