Ray Allen Looking Doubtful For Game 1

by April 28, 2012

Previously listed as ‘probable,’ Ray Allen is now looking doubtful for the C’s Playoff opener against the Hawks. Allen told WEEI.com that he would have ankle surgery to remove bone spurs (same as ’07) immediately if the Playoffs weren’t beginning: “If the playoffs weren’t starting on Sunday, Ray Allen said he would get surgery on his ankle. He’ll need to have a procedure one way or the other at the end of the season. ‘Yeah, no question. If I could I would get surgery tomorrow,’ Allen said before the team conducted practice. ‘If this was earlier in the season I probably would have had surgery on it.’ Allen will make the trip to Atlanta, but it’s looking less and less likely that he’ll be able to play. ‘Honestly I don’t think he’ll play [Sunday], Doc Rivers said. ‘We’ll find that out. He’s just not moving well.’ Allen had a cortisone shot on Wednesday — his second since the injury he suffered against the Clippers in March — and he said this shot helped. The swelling has gone down, but the pain remains.”