Ray Allen to Undergo Ankle Surgery on Wednesday

As expected, Ray Allen will go under the knife this week to remove bone spurs from his right ankle. Reports the Boston Herald: “Allen will have surgery to remove bone spurs from the ankle at 6 a.m. on Wednesday at New England Baptist Hospital, according to a source. The problem, which first surfaced during in Los Angeles during the C’s’ eight-game road trip in mid-March, eventually forced Allen to miss 15 regular-season games as well as the first two games of the Celtics’ first-round playoff series against Atlanta. By Allen’s own admission, the ankle had a serious impact on his ability to cut, plant and rise for his fabled jump shot. It even affected his free throw form. Allen finished the playoffs 32-for-45 (.726) from the line — a career postseason low. He did, however, show considerable improvement late in the conference finals against Miami from all spots on the floor. He scored 15 points on 5-for-11 shooting, including three 3-pointers, in Game 7, and was 8-for-8 from the line in Game 5. But with a big summer of free agency looming, Allen vowed to take care of his ankle trouble as quickly as possible.”