Found April 23, 2012 on Celtics Town:
PLAYERS: Ray Allen
TEAMS: Boston CelticsMiami Heat
And to think I believed we could blame Ray Allen’s injury entirely on his over-sized calves.Allen, who earlier attributed some of his ankle pain to the aforementioned and ridiculously-sculpted calves, revealed Monday that he has bone spurs rolling around his ankle, which contributed to the swelling that has kept him from playing in the last seven games.He is expected to miss at least tomorrow night’s meeting with the Miami Heat, and does not seem to know when his body will allow a return. (WEEI)“They say it could be the size of a grain of sand but they’re not supposed to be in there,” Allen said. “As they swell they move around and when the swelling goes down, they rest.”Allen wouldn’t put a timetable on anything beyond Tuesday.“It’s still being a little troublesome, but it’s getting better,” he said. “I’m just aggressively treating it.”We are getting close to the postseason and Allen still doesn’t seem like he’s recovering much, if at all. For the love of silky jump shots,

Ray Allen has tiny bone spurs

Tiny or not, I don't believe bone spurs just go away. Let's just hope Ray can tough it out through the playoffs and Finals.

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Ray Allen has bone spurs in his ankle

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Doc Rivers talks about Ray Allen in Playoffs: “I do think he will be ready”

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Boston Celtics injury report: Rondo, Pietrus, Stiemsma, Allen updates

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Ray Allen, Pietrus and Stiemsma out tonight, Rondo might be too

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Celtics' Allen still dealing with ankle injury

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