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Wilcox Out For The Season


Chris Wilcox will miss the remainder of the season with a heart ailment. Gary Washburn:

Wilcox, who underwent monthly heart examinations, was held out of the March 9 game against the Portland Trail Blazers because a test detected a potential abnormality. The power forward then underwent more testing at the Cleveland Clinic and like, teammate Jeff Green, will be forced to miss extensive time.

It is uncertain whether Wilcox will need surgery or whether he will be able to play again, but the team is seeking another big man to replace him on the roster.

This is bad news but somewhat expected given the tenor of the comments coming out of the Celtics organization since the abnormality was detected. Let’s hope Wilcox makes a full recovery and is able to play ball again next season.

From a roster point-of-view, this only underscores Danny Ainge’s need to add a big or two if he expects the Celtics to be competitive the remainder of the season. Wilcox could be released to make room for another player or traded as an expiring contract.

  • High Rollers

    Get well soon, Chris. We’ll miss ya.

  • Lantrell Walker

    It's a shame, but in the end, his health trumps all. Get well Chris, we'll miss you, but what matters in the end is that his ailment was caught & diagnosed in time. Heal soon, so that you can bring your positive energy to the sidelines & cheer alongside us.

  • lakershater13

    Best of luck big guy. Not an easy surgery to go through. Thoughts go out to you and your family.

  • skeeds

    Aortic surgery. Damn… Hard to even think about the C's situation when a health issue this serious comes up…

    All the best to Chris, I hope everything goes perfectly and he's back in action next season!

  • mugi

    damn

  • guest

    Why do heart problems always curse this team?! Also, I have never hoped for a Chris Kaman buyout as much as I have right now.

  • CelticsBIG3

    Bummer, super bummer. Chris was gonna get his first look at the playoffs this year. Lifes a bitch. Get well soon.

    • CG12

      I had forgotten that wrinkle. Just makes a horrible situation that much worse. All the more reason to re-up with the re-tooled Cs next year!

  • I_Love_Green

    Wow, just as I feared. Super glad they found this though, as we know all to well what happens if they find it too late. Get well soon big guy!

  • diehardceltic

    This really sucks…….:( Get well soon Chris! Met him at some club with Qis and he was so down to earth! Damn these basketball gods……they are on a mission to really halt us!