December 19th, 2011

Celtics’ Green needs heart surgery

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The Celtics yesterday revealed that small forward Jeff Green will miss the season after doctors discovered an aortic aneurysm that will require surgery…But he failed a stress test during his team physical Dec. 9, which sparked a series of examinations…The team said Green will undergo surgery Jan. 9 at the Cleveland Clinic…According to the Mayo Clinic website, an aortic aneurysm is an “abnormal bulge that occurs in the wall of the major blood vessel [aorta] that carries blood from your heart to your vital organs.’’

Boston Globe, by Gary Washburn, 12/17/11

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