Green to Miss Season with Aortic Aneurysm December 18, 2011 18:10

Jeff Green, of the Boston Celtics, is to undergo surgery on Monday on doctors orders, after he was found to have an aortic aneurysm.

If left untreated, the condition could be life threatening for Green,25. The aneurysm was first discovered at his training camp physical, when players came back to train after the NBA lockout had ended.

Green, will miss the entire up-coming season as he recovers from the operation, at the Cleveland Clinic. The doctors involved have said that they, "should completely repair Green’s condition and that he can expect to resume his NBA career next season.”

Boston Celtics' President, Danny Ainge, said in a statement,“While we are saddened that Jeff will not be able to play this season, the most important thing is his health.”

“We were fortunate to have access to an amazing team of specialists to evaluate Jeff’s case.”

Green tweeted last night, “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.”