Allen’s Season Ends in Ankle Surgery
SuperSonics G Ray Allen had surgery yesterday to remove bone spurs in both of his ankles.
The all-star will be in a walking boot for three to four weeks and then begin rehabilitation, the Sonics said in a news release. The typical recovery period is two to three months, the team said.
The arthroscopic surgery was performed by Richard Ferkel in Los Angeles.
Unable to tolerate the pain anymore and concerned about doing further damage, Allen decided late last month to have surgery on his left ankle. Allen had been bothered by the ankle since early February, but didn’t reveal the injury until March 1. K INJURIES: Seattle G Luke Ridnour sprained his left ankle late in the first quarter Friday night against the Los Angeles Lakers and had to be carried off the court.
“It’s a bad sprain at a minimum,” Coach Bob Hill said after the game. “I don’t know what the X-rays showed but he’s out for the season.” . . .
New York G Stephon Marbury sat out the Knicks’ game at Milwaukee last night because of a right turf toe injury.
Marbury, who missed just one other game this season, hurt the toe against Minnesota on Friday and played only 12 minutes. . . .
Dallas’s Josh Howard Brandon Roy
and Portland’s were out with injuries when their teams met.
Howard, an all-star forward, sprained an ankle on Friday. Roy didn’t dress because of a knee injury.
“Hopefully he’ll be ready to go by the next game or the next game or the next game, but most of all by the playoffs,” Mavericks Coach Avery Johnson said of Howard. K NOCIONI COULD PLAY: Bulls reserve F Andres Nocioni, who missed his 28th game on Friday with plantar fasciitis, will likely play today at Toronto.
— From News Services
Seattle guard Ray Allen had been bothered by his ankle since early February.