Ray Allen is out for the Boston Celtics tonight against the Atlanta Hawks, due to a bothersome ankle that keeps flaring up.
“I don’t know what’s going on with it, but I do know he’s not going to play tonight. It just swells, I guess. I don’t know. I got a call a while ago, so it is what it is,” Rivers said.
When asked whether Allen’s ankle would eventually need surgery, Rivers added, ”Ray would probably tell you more than I can tell you. I haven’t heard that. I’m just more concerned that this is the second or third time it’s happened.”
Allen could potentially return during the Celtics back-to-back-to-back set this weekend, but Rivers couldn’t making any promises.
“I’m assuming he’ll play in Toronto, but I can’t guarantee that,” Rivers said.