It has been a rough season for the Celtics when it comes to rare heart conditions.
Chris Wilcox, the journeyman backup big who has given Boston quality minutes in recent weeks, is out for the season because he will undergo aortic surgery in a couple weeks, reports A. Sherrod Blakely at CSNNE.com.
Wilcox had a series of routine tests conducted that were related to his heart. The findings raised a red flag, and additional tests had to be performed.
“The doctors said I’m done for this year,” Wilcox said.
The abnormality is something that Wilcox has played through during his 10-year NBA career and the Celtics were aware of it when they signed him. However, as a precaution, they scheduled more heart tests for him during the season. A recent test raised a red flag.
Jeff Green, who was to be the Celtics sixth man this season this year, has had to miss the entire season due to a heart condition.
Celtics ease to 124-91 win at Olimpia Milano in Global Games
MILAN (AP) — The Boston Celtics eased to a 124-91 victory over Olimpia Milano at the Mediolanum Forum on Tuesday, comfortably winning the first of a double-header in Europe as part of the NBA Global Games.
Isaiah Thomas led the way for the Celtics with 18 points, including nine in his first seven minutes after coming off the bench midway through the first quarter.