After a solid performance for the Boston Celtics in Game 4 against the Atlanta Hawks, shooting guard Ray Allen is reportedly reconsidering undergoing ankle surgery this offseason, according to CSN New England.
“I know I said that a couple weeks ago, and I believe that just from the pictures,” he said. “But based on how I feel now and where my body is, I'll revisit getting x-rays, MRI when it's over with and make an assessment then because if I continue on this track and I know I'm getting better, I don't need to have surgery if it's not necessary.”
“I thought about it (reconsidering surgery) maybe yesterday, the day before yesterday,“ he said. “If the joint shows different things in it based on me, how I’m playing, how I feel when I’m playing, I don’t think there’s a need for it. But before it was just too excruciating. It felt like it was the only option. It felt like even as the series was starting, that I wasn’t going to be able to play. So I’m obviously I’m in a different position, and tomorrow it could be a different scenario. So that’s why for me I just take it one day at a time.”
Before Game 4, Allen had not played since April 10 due to a sore right ankle. The 35-year-old All-Star was averaging 14.2 points and 3.1 rebounds per contest before the injury Allen had 12 points in Game 4 while playing 19 minutes off the bench.