Ray Allen Injury Update: Ankle Surgery Is Offseason Priority For Celtics Guard

Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen didn't give up any insight to his basketball future as it pertains to next season as the 36-year-old veteran hits the free agent market. What is apparent is that Allen's top priority is having surgery to repair bone spurs in his ankle that left him hobbled in the 2012 postseason.

This is what he had to say to ESPNBoston.com:

"That's my first priority, just going into surgery sometime," Allen said. "If I can do it tomorrow, I would do it tomorrow. That's probably my main concern right now, is taking care of that. My body feels good. That's been my only issue. After that, it's hard to say."

Allen's injury impacted his jump shot, which is perhaps the purest the game has ever seen. Still, he earned Allen earned $10 million this season in the final year of a two-year, $20 million deal that was inked following Boston's loss in the 2010 NBA Finals to the Los Angeles Lakers in seven games.

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