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Javonte Green undergoes successful knee procedure

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It will be two to three weeks until Green can return to basketball activities.

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The Boston Celtics announced that guard Javonte Green underwent a successful arthroscopic procedure on his right knee Tuesday due to a small meniscal tear.

Green had the operation done not inside the NBA bubble in Orlando or even in Florida, but back in Boston at New England Baptist Hospital. Green is expected to rejoin the Celtics at some point this week — he’ll have to go through the NBA’s COVID-19 quarantine protocols upon his return — and is expected to get back on the court for basketball activities in two to three weeks.

Green suited up for the first two games of Boston’s opening round playoff series and played six minutes in the Celtics Game 2 blowout win, but his knee injury kept him sidelined for the final two games versus the 76ers.

In his first NBA season, the 26-year-old rookie showcased his tremendous athleticism in sparing minutes, averaging 3.4 points in 48 games. Green put up a career-high 23 points in the Celtics final seeding game versus the Wizards with Boston resting many of its starters.