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Celtics F Green to miss season after heart surgery

By Jimmy Golen

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, Dec. 17 2011 11:09 a.m. MST

BOSTON — Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green will have heart surgery and miss the entire season.

The Celtics made the announcement on Saturday. The team says Green should be able to resume his career next year.

Celtics president Danny Ainge says the most important thing is Green's health.

The surgery is scheduled for Monday at the Cleveland Clinic.

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