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NBA: Celtics' Jeff Green likely to miss games

The former Thunder player is sidelined after failing a training camp physical. An update is expected Saturday.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: December 16, 2011

Celtics forward Jeff Green is expected to miss some early season games with an undisclosed health condition, reports.

Green, a former Thunder player, was getting a second opinion along with president of basketball operations Danny Ainge on Friday, but an update on his condition was not expected. also reports that a source says Green's condition can be controlled with medication, and a medical procedure is “one of the options, for sure.”

The Celtics expect to release an update on Saturday.

Boston coach Doc Rivers did offer this to

“Usually you pass your physical by now. Listen, I'll give you guys more tomorrow (Saturday) for sure. But I've been around long enough to know that if you haven't passed your physical yet, then there's something going on. I just haven't found out, but I've been around long enough to know there's something going on.”

The health condition became apparent during Green's most recent physical, and has him down, according to forward Paul Pierce.

“He's down now,” Pierce told “I had a chance to sit down with him in his locker the other day, and I just told him to keep his up regardless of what's happening and just try to stay positive. Whatever happens either way, whether he's able to play or not play, just stay positive and use it for motivation if it's the latter.”


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