Monday, April 30th, 2012 at 11:22 am  |  6 responses

Ray Allen: Ankle Surgery ‘Inevitable’

Ray Allen’s injured right ankle kept him out of Game 1 of the Celtics/Hawks series , and there’s no telling if and when he’ll be able to suit up again. Allen says that he’ll have to go under the knife at some point soon in order to repair the joint. Per the Boston Globe: “Ray Allen revealed Saturday that he 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 [did not play in] 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. It’s just inevitable, talking to a couple of different doctors.’”

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  • crooklyn

    Retirement is inevitable, sorry to say.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    not good going into free agency as a dinosaur ´recovering from ankle surgery

  • RedRum

    damn… Miami has a clear path to the Finals… DRose is down, Allen is down, the east looks so weak. Hopefully one of the Western powerhouses (what?) will stop them. To be fair I don’t trust OKC, too turnover-prone and they do not have a set 2-3 plays where they can go to with comfort. Memphis has potential but lack of big game experience might cost them. That leaves LA and SA. I support SA because I want Timmy to get his 5th ring, really anyone who wins it over MIA will make me happy

  • http://www.yahoo.com berkamore

    Hope it’s nothing too serious. It would be nice for Ray to retire on his own terms and not because of injuries.

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    He had ankle issues in “training camp” this season and he played pretty well (until of late, obviously). If he can return healthy after surgery, he could play another season or two. I’d be sad to see him retire.

  • Klases

    Get a kobe Treatment in Germany(PRP therapy), Ray allen