Allen, Pietrus undergo successful surgery

Allen, Pietrus undergo successful surgery
June 13, 2012, 8:46 pm
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BOSTON The Celtics announced today that guard Ray Allen (right ankle) and guardforward Mickael Pietrus (right knee) both underwent successful surgery at New England Baptist Hospital this morning. Both surgeries were completed by the team physician, Dr. Brian McKeon, and were assisted by Dr. Mark Slovenkai.

Allen, who had successful arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle, averaged 14.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.07 steals in 34.0 minutes per game for the Celtics during the regular season. He also shot 45.3 percent from three-point range which ranked fourth in all of the NBA this past season and was a career-high, besting his previous career-high that was set during the 2010-11 season (44.4 percent).

Pietrus, who had successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, averaged 6.9 points and 3.1 rebounds in 21.9 minutes per game for the Celtics during the regular season. He also finished third on the team in three-point field goals with 61 behind Allen (106) and Paul Pierce (100). Pietrus scored a season-high 16 points against Oklahoma City on February 22.