Itâ€™s possible star shooting guard Ray Allen has played his last game of the season for the Seattle SuperSonics. Allen, suffering from a bone spur in his left ankle for the past two months, missed Thursday nightâ€™s game against the Los Angeles Clippers and will have a CT scan this morning to determine if he needs season-ending surgery.
Allen said he definitely will undergo surgery at some point, but if a doctor determines that his pain will not subside, he could miss the final 24 games of the season.
â€œThe bone spur is there from the last time I went to the doctor, but it has gotten worse,â€ Allen said. â€œWeâ€™ll just see how it goes the next couple of days because if it does not get any better, I could have surgery sooner.â€
The Sonics play host to the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday, and Allen said he did not know if would play in that game. Damien Wilkins started for Allen against the Clippers.
Allen and the Sonics have done a thorough job of masking the injury, which essentially is additional bone that has grown on top of Allenâ€™s existing bone. The growth has formed in the area where Allenâ€™s shoe rubs against his ankle.