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Ray Allen to have ankle surgery Wednesday

Jun 11, 2012, 10:28 PM EDT

Ray Allen AP

He played through it, after struggling at first he seemed to accept what the sacrifice would be and by the end Ray Allen was making a quality contribution to the Celtics playoff run.

But now that the Celtics season is over Allen is going to have surgery Wednesday to get the bone spurs in his ankle taken care of, he told A. Sherrod Blakely of

“That’s my first priority, just going into surgery sometime,” said Allen, who will undergo the procedure Wednesday. “If I can do it tomorrow, I would do it tomorrow. That’s probably my main concern right now. My body feels good. That’s been the only issue.”

Allen has been a Celtic for the past five seasons but may well not be back. He is a free agent and Avery Bradley has taken his starting job. While Boston would like to have Allen return in a reserve role there are other teams — other potential contending teams — who might pay more to have a veteran sharp shooter on the roster.

Either way, his ankles should be fully healed.

  1. rallen69 - Jun 11, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    hopefully the Timberwolves make a run for him. if they can get him they from a .500 team to a contender for a 4th or 5th seed

  2. acdc363 - Jun 11, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    Good luck Ray

  3. mungman69 - Jun 11, 2012 at 11:50 PM

    Ray has gotten older and more injuries show up and they take longer to heal. If Philly makes a trade Ray will fit right in for 20 minutes a game.

  4. rocketsbb - Jun 12, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    Ray can still play 30-35 minutes a game pretty easily, I think he can sign for a 2year contract and probably retire after that. hopefully this ankle gets better and doesn’t force him to retire early. One of my favorite players in the league.

  5. bozosforall - Jun 12, 2012 at 12:39 AM

    Boston = CHOKE CITY. Now and forever.

    • patsfiend - Jun 12, 2012 at 12:47 AM

      … and I suppose you would cite either the Lakers loss or the Yankees most recent loss as the alternative? Or, are you going to go back a few years and tell us about the Yankees and Lakers of lore, frontrunner?

      If you’re going to go back a few, then you can find Boston teams in all 4 sports taking home championships (other than the Bruins, multiple championships) all within the last 10 years. It’s actually an unprecedented cross-sport run. Look it up.

      Not that you would know, since you are a frontrunner Lakers / Yankees / Niners fan (honestly, look at that list, what a f’n joke you are)… but it’s been an awesome few months rooting for these teams, with tons of exciting games, including the Celtics riveting game 5 victory in Miami… not exactly a choke job.

      You are a pathetic fool. Did you buy your L.A. Kings hat yet, keyboard coward?

      • sellahh - Jun 12, 2012 at 4:10 AM

        Did the Celtics won multipltle titles in the last 10 years? You’re just a loudmouth, fool.

      • bozosforall - Jun 13, 2012 at 11:04 PM

        Boston choked THIS YEAR…in all four sports. Supersedes anything else

        Plus the Pats cheated and so did the Red Sox.

      • patsfiend - Jun 13, 2012 at 11:12 PM

        Well, by that logic then your Overrated Yankees (Rangers) and Crybaby Lakers (OKC) and Easy-Schedule Niners (Giants) are actually all even bigger chokers, aren’t they. Hypocrite.

      • bozosforall - Jun 13, 2012 at 11:40 PM

        None will ever choke as much as the 86 years of choking that the Red Sox did from 1919 to 2003.

    • infectorman - Jun 12, 2012 at 7:51 AM

      PFT’s favorite resident psychopathic Super Hero is at it again!!!!
      When is the comic book series gonna hit newsstands Tool-Shed?

      Metropolis’s most useless paranoid delusional Superhero, defending the honor of the dead and buried George Steinbrenner and his SuperSized checkbook!!!

      Vanquishing those evil Bostonians and their 7 championship titles in the last 12 years.
      You’re right tool-shed;
      Boston Choked its way all the way to 7 Separate Championship Parades thru the beautiful city of Boston since 2002


      Suck it!!!!!!Psycho!!!!!!

      • bozosforall - Jun 13, 2012 at 11:05 PM

        You are still the biggest loser, AIDSinfectedman. Goodbye.

  6. patsfiend - Jun 12, 2012 at 12:50 AM

    And by the way… back to the subject at hand. Good luck with the surgery Ray. Class act, dedicated to his trade, and while I don’t personally think he should come back to the Celtics (they need youth) I have no doubt he can come off the bench, play 25 a game, and be a deadly 3-point assassin for somebody that can put a couple good defensive big men behind him.

  7. mungman69 - Jun 12, 2012 at 2:41 AM

    Patsfiend: You cite the titles that Boston has won during the last ten years and you have the nerve to call someone else a frontrunner. If Boston hadn’t won any championships lately would you even mention Boston teams. You seem to be the ultimate front runner.
    I’ve noticed that during the Celtics run this year that their fans cry more than all other fans combined, even when the Celtics won it’s cry, cry, cry.
    So to all Boston fans, please stop your crying. It’s getting sickening.

    • infectorman - Jun 12, 2012 at 7:57 AM

      Go watch your damn and stay the F*ck out of it.

      If you’re gonna side with that Hack-A$$ tool-shed Bozo-the4th-grader then you’ve proven one thing. to be the 2nd biggest A-Hole on PFT.

      Every city has fans that watch when they win and pay less attention when they don’t. It ain’t news, so go take your “holier than thou” Super fan act somewhere else you self-righteous nitwit
      PS, NO ONE cries more than your Baby DY WHINE Wade.

      Thunder in 6.

    • patsfiend - Jun 13, 2012 at 4:34 PM

      I stick to my teams, you bum. And yes, I watch them less, and comment less, when they spend years of sucking. Someone who “picks” their teams from around the country, only picking dynasties like the Yankees, Lakers, and Niners, would be a frontrunner… not the guy who was listening to the Sox on the radio (good or bad) 30 years ago with his grandparents.

      You sound jealous, bungman.

  8. torothebronxbull - Jun 12, 2012 at 5:02 AM

    And don’t forget the Giants OWNAGE of the Patsies…18- ONE GIANT LOSS, and so much for rematch…that didn’t go as expected did it? Boston fan……LoL….GO BIG BLUE!!

    • patsfiend - Jun 13, 2012 at 4:36 PM

      Loser post of the week. Congrats. Call two of the closest SB’s ever played “OWNAGE” if you want, but you know they could have gone the other way. Oh, and the Giants won’t be making the playoffs this year, so just enjoy the win for a while.

  9. florida727 - Jun 12, 2012 at 7:27 AM

    “While Boston would like to have Allen return in a reserve role there are other teams — other potential contending teams — who might pay more to have a veteran sharp shooter on the roster.”

    According to, Allen has made more than $178 million in salary over his career. If money becomes the determining factor on where he goes, I’ll lose all respect for him. At some point you’d like to believe these guys play based on relationships with teammates and loyalty to fan bases. Unfortunately, I know that’s naive thinking.

    • southbeachtalent - Jun 12, 2012 at 10:09 AM

      Like LeBron?


    • scalfor3 - Jun 12, 2012 at 12:17 PM

      he reportedly doesn’t get along with rondo. rondo’s not going anywhere, so ray will try to be the piece that puts a contender over the top and get one more ring. the clippers are insane if they dont make a run at him

  10. truthhurtstoo - Jun 12, 2012 at 7:55 AM

    So few class acts on the celts. But Ray is one of them.

  11. slopmcflop - Jun 12, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    How did these comments go from Ray Ray to Boston vs New York so quickly? Silly internet people.

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