Allen’s Sea­son Ends in An­kle Surgery

The Washington Post Sunday - - Sports -

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

BY TED S. WAR­REN — AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Seat­tle guard Ray Allen had been both­ered by his an­kle since early Fe­bru­ary.

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