Ray Allen to Have Offseason Ankle Surgery
Ray Allen will need offseason surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle, the same procedure he underwent in 2007 on both ankles just months before joining the Celtics.
Allen missed the last nine games of the regular season and is questionable for Sunday’s Game 1 of the first-round series against the Hawks. He had a cortisone shot Thursday but said he is only delaying the inevitable.
“I know it’s weak, but I still have pain in it,’’ said Allen. “It feels better. If I could, I would get surgery tomorrow. If it was the beginning of the season, I would have surgery.