The recent announcement that Jeff Green must undergo surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm and miss the rest of the season is further proof that our athletes should gets their hearts checked. Every year, thousands of athletes drop dead from sudden cardiac arrest because of conditions like this. Fortunately, Jeff has the best medical care and his condition was detected and treated.
BOSTON — Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green will have surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm and will miss the entire season, the team announced on Saturday as it traveled to Toronto for its exhibition opener against the Raptors.
Green is scheduled for an operation on Monday at the Cleveland Clinic. Doctors have told him the operation “should completely repair Green’s condition and that he can expect to resume his NBA career next season,” the Celtics said in a news release.