Jeff Green will undergo heart surgery and miss the entire 2011-12 season. But basketball is far less important than the forward's health, so it's extremely fortunate that Green's condition was detected when it was.
Green was found to have an aortic aneurysm, a serious condition that could have gotten worse over time had it not been discovered during the 25-year-old's physical.
The Boston Globe's Gary Washburn dropped by NESN Daily to discuss the particulars of the injury, as well as what Green's absence means for the Celtics' salary cap situation. To hear from the C's insider, check out the video above.
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