Ray Allen: Ankle Surgery ‘Inevitable’

by April 30, 2012

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.’”