Rivers' surgery removes benign polyp

May, 17, 2011
5/17/11
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The Celtics sent out a release Tuesday evening confirming coach Doc Rivers had successful surgery to remove a benign polyp from his throat. Hop HERE for more, or check out the release below (with a humorous quote from Rivers):
The Boston Celtics announced today that Head Coach Glenn “Doc” Rivers underwent successful surgery to remove a benign polyp from his throat. He has been informed by doctors that he is cancer free.

“I’m doing great,” said Rivers. “Thank you to everyone for checking in on me. I can’t talk for two weeks which I’m sure makes my players and family extremely happy. On a serious note, I urge all coaches to get their throats checked. We put a lot of stress on our vocal cords during the course of a season.”


Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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