Tony Allen didn’t accompany the team to New Orleans today after injuring his left thumb in practice, but contrary to a team report that X-rays taken on the thumb were negative, a Celtics source said today that the guard has actually suffered torn ligaments.
It was unclear how much time he would miss in the event of a ligaments tear.
Allen plans to rejoin the team next Tuesday in Utah following the all-star break, when he is scheduled to meet with team physician Dr. Brian McKeon. Until then, he has been ordered to keep the thumb wrapped and stabilized.
Tony Allen sustains left thumb injury. X-ray was normal, but he will miss the next two games and be re-evaluated on Tuesday.
The site also reports:
Brian Scalabrine and J.R Giddens are not practicing today. Check Celtics.com for more details this afternoon.