Boston Celtics Suffer Huge Blow with Jeff Green out for the 2011-12 NBA Season

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Boston Celtics Suffer Huge Blow with Jeff Green out for the 2011-12 NBA Season
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When the announcement came in mid-December that Jeff Green was likely dealing with heart issues, it wasn't just the Boston Celtics, but the entire NBA world that held its collective breath over the health of one of the league's well-known players.

When it became official that Green would require surgery due to an aortic aneurysm, the concern was much more about whether Green would be alright, rather than his impact on the world of basketball.

Thanks to Green's team physical after Boston exercised his $9 million option—now voided, the issue was detected early, and it seems more than likely that Green will be able to resume his playing career next season.

Due to this good fortune, we can now about to talk about impact on the Celtics losing Green, rather than something worse.

Losing the talents of a dynamic and versatile player is never easy, and Green's absence will undoubtedly have a big impact on the Celtics.

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