Allen to play against Cavs

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Allen to play against Cavs

BOSTON After missing the past three games with a jammed left ankle, Ray Allen will play on Sunday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

I think I feel as good as Ive felt in these last four days, he said prior to the game.

Allen suffered the injury on January 22 against the Washington Wizards. He left the game in the second quarter and did not return.

The veteran shooting guard warmed up before Fridays game against the Indiana Pacers but was not able to play. Allen will give it a go against the Cavaliers without a formal team practice, something he says he will have to work through in this shortened season.

I think any time you deal with any type of injury, you never really know, he said. And thats half the battle, the getting over the injury physically and then mentally getting over it. But I think its unfortunate in our situation because we dont have these times, these days to try to work your way back in. My bodys been feeling good.

Allen is averaging 14.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game this season.

Report: Amendola has high ankle sprain, may be out until playoffs

Report: Amendola has high ankle sprain, may be out until playoffs

The Patriots lost another offensive weapon when, days after Rob Gronkowski underwent season-ending back surgery, Danny Amendola hobbled off the field with a foot injury in New England's 26-10 win over the Rams on Sunday.

On Monday morning, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported the extent of the injury:

Amendola's absence creates an immediate issue on special teams, but also thins the wide-receiver corps as the team heads down the final stretch and attempts to secure home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.