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Chris Wilcox to Have Heart Surgery, Out For Season

No player on the Celtics bench has shown more heart this season than maybe Chris Wilcox, but ironically, the big man will have to miss the rest of the season due to his need for heart surgery.

“While we are saddened that Chris will not be able to play again this season, the most important thing is his health, and we were fortunate to have access to an amazing team of specialists to evaluate Chris’s case,” said Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge said in the statement. “The entire Celtics family supports Chris during this difficult time in his career.”

Wilcox will undergo surgery for an enlarged aorta on March 29. He has had an “aortic abnormality” that remained stable throughout his NBA career.

Wilcox is the second Celtic to need heart surgery this year. Jeff Green underwent heart surgery back in January after his issue was discovered when he took the team physical.

As a result, Green’s contract for this season was voided.

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