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Ray Allen to have ankle surgery Wednesday

Ray Allen

Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen speaks to reporters at the team’s basketball practice facility in Waltham, Mass., Thursday, May 3, 2012. Allen has missed both Games 1 and 2 in their NBA playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks with an ankle injury. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)


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.