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Report: Celtics’ Green will miss games due to mystery ailment

Dec 16, 2011, 10:45 PM EDT

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This is the kind of thing that reminds you more of the Bruins or Patriots, not the Celtics. Which makes me nervous.

Jeff Green remains out of Boston’s training camp and is expected to miss at least some games this season, reports A. Sherrod Blakely of The team is being very vague about whatever is keeping him out.

All the secrecy is disturbing. Here are a few details from Blakely.

A source close to Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green says the 6-foot-8 forward is expected to miss some games early on this season due to an undisclosed health condition that became apparent during his most recent physical.

While the C’s have yet to say exactly what Green’s condition is, a source says that it can be controlled with medication. The same source did not know if it would require a medical procedure as well, but “that’s one of the options, for sure.”

Paul Pierce added to Blakely that Green is very down about what is going on.

This is rough for the Celtics, a franchise counting on Green to step up into a key role this season and provide athleticism, energy and points off the bench on the wing.

It is rougher for Green, who is a good guy that may have something serious going on.

  1. phaktor333 - Dec 16, 2011 at 11:41 PM

    I see someone’s been hanging around Jeremy Macklin during the lockout…

  2. trbowman - Dec 16, 2011 at 11:48 PM


  3. goforthanddie - Dec 17, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    Either a heart issue or something really embarrassing. Let’s hope for embarrassing.

    • goforthanddie - Dec 17, 2011 at 2:03 PM

      Well, called it :-\

  4. pukpokito - Dec 17, 2011 at 12:23 AM

    I am getting more angry and missing out the services of Perkins.I dont know what the hell Danny Ainge was doing.He was willing to risk on David West and he wasn’t on Perkins.Danny needs to right this ship.Now or next summer.Celtics fans are demoralized.Having cap space alone is not enough.The knicks showed you that when they failed to get LeBron.There has to be a certain way to make it look right in words and deed.dammit!

    • thenoblefacehumper - Dec 17, 2011 at 2:36 AM

      Yeah, not like the Knicks put that cap space to good use or anything…

  5. kygreen - Dec 17, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    You’re forgetting that Perk was in the last year of his contract and refused to re-sign with the Celts after they offered Perk the max contract they could under last year’s CBA. He said he was going to Free Agency. The Celts had to trade him or lose him and get nothing in return. This was Perk’s making, not Danny’s. Maybe Danny should have cried.

  6. alexexum12 - Dec 17, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    He is having heart surgery on Monday.

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