Fred Hoiberg feels Jeff Green's pain

Updated: December 19, 2011, 5:41 PM ET
By Ric Bucher | ESPN The Magazine

Add a grave-sounding issue such as heart surgery to the Boston Celtics' notorious penchant for misleading injury diagnoses -- see: Garnett, Kevin in 2008 -- and it's hard not to wonder if Jeff Green indeed will be back next season.

Former NBA guard Fred Hoiberg, one of four previous NBA players to suffer the same heart condition Green has -- an aortic aneurysm -- is confident Green will return. At full strength. Even though Hoiberg never did. At all.

"He can definitely come back and ...

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