Wednesday , Jan , 09 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Ray Allen Showing Cracks in His Facade?

Two days of sitting at home, with all the attendant attractions therein (the NFL playoffs, the BCS title game, the New Hampshire primary coverage) was what Ray Allen thought he needed to lose his stiff neck.He was mistaken. Now he might lose a game.The Celtics guard sat out practice yesterday and is questionable for tonight’s game against the dreaded Charlotte Bobcats with what Allen said is a pinched nerve. He had an MRI yesterday morning and a CT scan after that to confirm the diagnosis.

He said he received a shot to ‘try and relieve the pressure in the area. I can lift (the right arm), but it’s real achy right now and there’s a little bit of burn in it.’He said he was day to day. Coach Doc Rivers said he wouldn’t be surprised if Allen missed the game, but also said if it were a playoff situation, he wouldn’t be surprised if Allen played. What happened?  Click here for more from the Boston Herald.