Jeff Green Speaks To The World

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Jeff Green is scheduled for an operation on Monday at the Cleveland Clinic. Doctors have told him the operation "should completely repair Green's condition and that he can expect to resume his NBA career next season," the Celtics said in a news release. The aging Boston Celtics will play this season without him, he needs surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm.

Green won’t have the chance to have that fresh start after it was announced on Saturday morning that he has an aortic aneurysm and will undergo surgery on Jan. 9 at the Cleveland Clinic. Coach John Thompson III spoke with former Hoya Jeff Green about the heart ailment that will sideline him for the NBA season. “It’s been a difficult week,” he said. “Jeff is a part of who we are, but he’s as upbeat as anyone can be as it relates to what’s going on.”

Twitter / @unclejeffgreen: Thank u everyone for ur thoughts and prayers...much appreciated love u all..and I'll be back soon stronger and better than ever I promise. Green joined the Celtics via trade last season after playing the first three seasons of his career with the Seattle Supersonics and Oklahoma City Thunder. The Georgetown product has career averages of 13.9 points per game and 5.5 rebounds.

Here’s a statement from Danny Ainge on the situation
“While we are saddened that Jeff will not be able to play this season, the most important thing is his health, and we were fortunate to have access to an amazing team of specialists to evaluate Jeff’s case,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said. “The entire Celtics family supports Jeff during this difficult time in his career.”