Jeff Green's surgery to correct an aortic aneurysm was deemed a success today, according to Celtics coach Doc Rivers.
"Surgery went well, he had surgery today -- they’re saying it went great," said Rivers. "Obviously, our thoughts, our prayers, and every part of being is with Jeff right now. "The second news we want to hear is that he’ll be able to play again. That would be terrific. I don’t care if it’s with us -- I want it to be with us -- [but] I just want him to [be able to play again]. Really, at the end of the day, that’s what we want."
First and foremost, obviously, it is great news to hear the surgery was a success. Green's health is of the utmost importance, so the most important thing is that he's alive and well and has a chance (hopefully) to play again.
Assuming he is cleared at some point to play, he will have his choice of where to go as the Celtics withdrew their qualifying offer, making him a free agent. The move was warmly received by Green and his agent, who se...