When the news that Jeff Green will miss the entire 2011-12 season to repair an aortic aneurysm was announced on Saturday morning, the Twitter universe exploded with sentiments of concern and care.
Green Tweeted an uplifting message, I'm on the pursuit of awesomeness, excellence is the bare minimum, before the announcement.
He later sent a tweet of appreciation for all the support: Thank u everyone for ur thoughts and prayers...much appreciated love u all..and I'll be back soon stronger and better than ever I promise.
Among those tweeting words of encouragement were fellow NBA players from around the league:
Deron Williams (@DeronWilliams): Praying for Jeff Green hope his surgery goes well and he has a speedy recovery! Need to see him back on the court asap
Steve Nash (@SteveNash): Good luck to Jeff Green, having surgery to correct an aortic aneurysm. Come back strong next year! Good luck.
Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony): Everyone keep JeffGreen in their prayers. Have a successful procedure
Baron Davis (@Baron_Davis): Praying for Jeff Green as he goes thru surgery. . Hope you make it back stronger bro.
Evan Turner (@thekidet): Prayers go out to the big homie Jeff Green, I hope he has a successful procedure. He's a stand up guy, for real
Courtney Lee (@CourtneyLee2211): Prayers go out to Jeff Green!!!