Celtics Chris Wilcox to Have Heart Surgery, Will Miss Rest of Season

Thoughts and prayers go out to Wilcox.

Hope he comes back strong next year.

Boston Celtics forward Chris Wilcox is scheduled to have heart surgery and will miss the rest of the season.

The team announced Wednesday that the surgery to repair an enlarged aorta should allow him to resume his career next season.

The operation is scheduled for March 29 at the Cleveland Clinic where another Celtics forward, Jeff Green, had season-ending surgery for an aortic aneurysm on Jan. 9. Doctors have said Green also should be able to resume his career next season.