According to the Boston Herald, the deal (reportedly worth $36 million over four years) was held up by insurance issues that flared up because of Green’s heart issue.
Also, according to a player source, there were insurance issues to tackle. Green missed last season after having surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm.
While doctors have told the club there is less risk to Green’s career with this procedure than if he’d had a torn meniscus in his knee — and both player and club are confident he is healthy — there were hoops to jump through with the insurance situation.
We’ve been told all along that Green would have no long-term issues after heart surgery. If that’s true, why was insurance such a problem?