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Ray Allen will play, blames ankle issues on his massive calves

John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) April 17, 2012 Uncategorized 7 Comments

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Ray Allen has gone through shootaround and will play tonight vs. the New York Knicks.  Doc said the swelling in the ankle is gone and Ray will have no limitations on his play. 

Ray has had a history of ankle problems… and he says he knows why he's got recurring issues.   Because his calves are the size of bowling balls.

"I’ve been told that I have huge calf muscles my whole life," Allen, 36, said earlier this month. "But they’re always like the bane of my pain, of my existence, because I always feel tightness in there. When they do get tight, it keeps my ankles from moving."

Huge calf muscles?  That doesn't even do him justice.  It looks like someone sliced a cantaloupe in half and glued them to the back of his legs.  

That explains why sometimes you'll see those little discs on the back of his legs.  That's a remedy that he's trying to use to alleviate some of the tightness.  That's also why he's been wearing one high sock lately… he's trying to keep the entire right leg loose so his ankle can move.

I'm sure Ray's tried a lot of remedies, so here's hoping he finds the right one.  

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  • 718

    Huge calf muscles? That doesn’t even do him justice. It looks like someone sliced a cantaloupe in half and glued them to the back of his legs. My god that’s a good one! lol lol

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f2d28d7970c BigMck

    I’d kill to have calf muscles half that size…

  • http://profile.typepad.com/redsarmy Red’s Army

    or at all

  • Venus

    LMAO I knew you guys would have a photo of his calves. Everyone one else reporting this story diplomatically has a photo that doesn’t show his lower half of his body. Keep up the good work guys

  • James Eisenman

    I hate to break it to Ray but the size of your calf muscles shouldn’t have any relationship to your ankles. They’re much more likely to affect your achilles. Believe me, I’ve torn both of mine. But stretching exercises should help. I just never did them when I was younger. I can’t imagine that they aren’t part of a fitness fanatic like Ray though. Ankle issues usually come from side to side motion not back and forth like what your calf muscles control.

  • KY Celts fan

    I’ve never taken an anatomy class, but isn’t the Achilles part of your ankle? It’s like saying your ACL is part of your knee, no?

  • James Eisenman

    Your achilles is a tendon growing out of your calf muscles and attached to your heels. Your ankles are alongside your achilles and below your calf muscles. Your calfmuscles arenot connected to your ankles. The ACL criss-crosses under your kneecap and would be part of your “knee”.