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Celtics’ Jeff Green doesn’t pass team physical

Dec 13, 2011, 11:58 AM EDT

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UPDATE 11:58 am: Relax… it was just stress, according to Green. Gary Washburn of the Globe with the tweet:

Jeff Green said docs were wary of stress test during physical. He attributes it to fatigue. Says he may practice today or tomorrow

Okay then. We will not ask about why he was fatigued and just move along. Nothing to see here.

9:59 am: Jeff Green — who the Celtics just gave a healthy $9 million, but only one year — contract to is not that healthy himself.

He is not practicing with his teammates yet because he didn’t pass his team physical.We do not have a lot of details yet but A. Sherrod Blakely of passes along what we do know.

Jeff Green remains unable to practice with the Boston Celtics after the C’s “found something” in his physical. Danny Ainge, Boston’s president of basketball operations, declined to say what the team discovered that warranted keeping him off the floor.

“We anticipate he’ll be here soon in practice,” Ainge said. “He’s going through the tests again today and tomorrow, and he should be fine.”

Both Ainge and coach Doc Rivers danced around questions about what red flag went up during the physical. Sure, they may be taking something out of the Bill Belichick book of coaching here, but to not say what was found in a preseason physical still is a bit concerning.

Ainge said this in no way jeopardizes Green’s new contract. Clearly this is not just a hangnail, but for now it just is something to monitor. Green is going to be key if the Celtics are going to make a push for banner number 18 this season.

  1. bozosforall - Dec 13, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Yet another screwup by the Celtics. LMAO

    • ras1tafari - Dec 13, 2011 at 2:24 PM

      Why the negativity? This is a totally true and valid statement.

      • bozosforall - Dec 13, 2011 at 5:09 PM

        Why all the “Thumbs Down”? Poor widdle C’s fans just can’t accept that their team is going down?

  2. 8man - Dec 13, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Hopefully, it’s something out of his control, like, I dunno, the flu.

    But to show up out-of-shape is inexcusable and short sighted.

  3. juanh7248 - Dec 13, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    He took his shorts off and they found the vagina?

    • bozosforall - Dec 13, 2011 at 8:43 PM


  4. glink123 - Dec 13, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    This sounds like an arrhythmic heart condition, or an irregular heartbeat. Something definitely has the team doctor spooked. Ask the Knicks how Eddy Curry’s irregular heartbeat turned out.

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