Boston HeraldAllen 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.
But with a big summer of free agency looming, Allen vowed to take care of his ankle trouble as quickly as possible.
“That’s my first priority, just going into surgery sometime,” he said Saturday night. “If I (could) do it tomorrow, I would do it tomorrow. That’s probably my main concern right now, is taking care of that. My body feels good. That’s been my only issue. After that, it’s hard to say.
“There’s still a lot of basketball left in my legs,” said Allen. “I know that for sure. So it’s hard to say what can happen, what may happen. But four of us know how to play basketball. We