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Ray Allen, Mickael Pietrus undergo ankle, knee surgeries

Posted by Gary Dzen, Boston.com Staff  June 13, 2012 04:32 PM

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Celtics guard Ray Allen underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle this morning, while guard/forward Michael Pietrus had successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, according to a release from the team. Both surgeries were performed at New England Baptist Hospital by team physician Brian McKeon.

Both Allen and Pietrus will be unrestricted free agents when the season ends. In 34 minutes per game, Allen shot 45.3 percent from 3-point range, which ranked fourth in the NBA. He lost his starting role to Avery Bradley late in the regular season because of his ankle injury, and then earned it back in the playoffs when Bradley was lost for the year with a shoulder injury.

Pietrus averaged 6.9 points and 3.1 rebounds in 21.9 minutes per game this season. Known as a defensive stopper and 3-point shooter, he struggled with his shot in the playoffs.

It is unclear whether either player will return to the Celtics next season.

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