Doc Rivers Says Jeff Green’s Surgery to Repair Aortic Aneurysm ‘Went Great’

Celtics forward Jeff Green underwent surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm on Monday, and head coach Doc Rivers said he was told that the surgery "went great."

"Surgery went well, he had surgery today — they're saying it went great," Rivers said. "Obviously our thoughts, our prayers and every part of our being is with Jeff right now."

Rivers then went on to discuss how exciting it would be to hear news that Green will be able to make a return to the NBA, even if it's not with the Celtics.

"That would be terrific. I don't care if it's with us," Rivers said. "I want it to be with us, obviously. I just want him to be able to fulfill his life. Really, at the end of the day, that's what we want."

Green's condition is not believed to be career-threatening, but the 25-year-old will miss the entire season as a result of it.

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