Jeff Green: 'It's nothing serious'

Updated: December 13, 2011, 11:22 PM ET
By Tom Lakin | Special to ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- A day after doctors discovered something worrisome during his physical, Jeff Green -- the Boston Celtics' newly re-signed $9 million man -- said Tuesday that he's healthy and should be ready to practice soon.

"I'm all good," Green said at the team's media day at HealthPoint. "People are spreading rumors, trying to assume that I'm some kind of way but I'm fine."

So what did doctors find?

"I have no idea," Green said. "I went to the doctor and I guess they saw something, but it's nothing serious ... I didn't ask [what it was]. I was more concerned with trying to get to practice. When they said that I had to wait, I mean I'm a patient guy, and we have a long short season. So I'm not gonna rush. I've been here, I've been still doing some things and still trying to keep up. I just haven't been able to scrimmage with the team."

Green stressed that whatever his mysterious ailment is, it's not as grim as some have imagined.

"No, it's not all these heart rumors, or anything else that all these bloggers, or any of you guys are starting," he said. "It's nothing."

"People are just going to assume and try to say it's something, but it's nothing serious, let's put it that way."

Asked if he intends to practice Tuesday, Green said, "I don't know yet. There were some things yesterday with the doctors and we're still waiting back to get the OK, but hopefully I can. That's my plan."

Green did see some court time Tuesday morning, putting up shots alone before the media day session.

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge stressed Monday that Green's ailment, which kept him out of Monday's practice, was not something of major concern.

"We found something in the physical that we anticipate is fine," said Ainge. "We just have to be real cautious."

Tom Lakin is a frequent contributor to ESPNBoston.com.

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