Thursday, May 2, 2019

Danny Ainge suffered mild heart attack Tuesday

The Celtics announced on Thursday afternoon that team president of basketball operations Danny Ainge is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a mild heart attack on Tuesday night in Milwaukee.

Ainge, who is 60 years-old, has held his current position within the organization since 2003 and helped bring the franchise's 17th championship in 2008.

According to a statement made via the Celtics website and social media outlets, Ainge plans to make a return to Boston soon.

This is not the first time that Ainge has had heart issues, as he also suffered a mild heart attack 10 years ago. Shams Charania of The Athletic has reported that Ainge is already "feeling much better."

It is still unknown if Ainge suffered the heart attack and received medical attention during Game 2 of Boston's loss to the Bucks or if it occurred afterwards.

The Celtics return to TD Garden to host Milwaukee on Friday night with their Eastern Conference semifinals series tied 1-1

Joel Pavón

Picture used courtesy of Getty Images

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