Found April 28, 2012 on Red's Army:
PLAYERS: Ray Allen
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
Jackie MacMullan hnted at this a month ago. Ray Allen's ankle is bad enough where it will need to be "fixed." Ray Allen got a little more specific today. "No question. If I could, I would get surgery tomorrow. If this was earlier in the season, I probably would have had surgery." He told reporters today that he's had a second cortisone shot in the ankle and it feels fine as he walks around normally. The issue is the stopping, starting, and cutting on the court. He has bone spurs in the ankle that are limiting his movement. Those will have to come out at some point. The question now is whether Ray can figure out a way to get on the court. Doc says Ray is not moving well, which makes me less confident that we'll see him in this series. Now we have to wonder if we'll see him at all.

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