Celtics’ Jeff Green suffering from mystery ailment

Mark J. Miller
Scoop Du Jour

Forward Jeff Green recently signed on to return to the Boston Celtics for the upcoming 66-game season, but it isn't clear when he'll be out on the floor actually playing basketball again.

The Boston Herald reports that Green has been absent from practice and traveled Monday so he could get more medical tests. And head coach Doc Rivers was told by team president Danny Ainge not to expect Green to be at practice for the next few days, the Herald notes.

"We found something in the physical, that we anticipate is fine," Ainge said Monday, according to the Herald. "He's been traveling all day. We're being cautious. We just have to be cautious. We anticipate he'll be here soon. I don't think it will be long. He's just going through the tests again, today or tomorrow, and he should be fine. I'm not going to tell you what it is."

The 25-year-old Green, the fifth overall pick of the 2007 draft, averaged 13.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game for the Celts last season.

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