Saturday , Jan , 13 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Celtics’ Allen has surgery

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – The Boston Celtics announced that guard Tony
Allen underwent successful left knee surgery on Saturday and is out
indefinitely.

Allen had surgery at New England Baptist Hospital to reconstruct his anterior
cruciate ligament and to repair cartilage in his left knee. The Celtics said
there is no timetable set for Allen’s return.

The 6-foot-4 guard suffered the injury late in the third quarter of the
Celtics’ 97-84 loss on Wednesday, when he missed a dunk attempt and came down
awkwardly on his left leg. He had to be helped off the court and was taken to
Baptist for an MRI.

Allen has appeared in 33 games this season, averaging 11.5 points, 3.8
rebounds and 1.48 steals.

Allen is the latest in a string of unfortunate injuries the Celtics have had
to endure this season. Boston is already dealing with the long-term losses of
Paul Pierce and Theo Ratliff, as well as minor hurts to Wally Szczerbiak and
Delonte West.

BOS